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Marina Antunes [Celluloid 06.19.13] scifi



Up to this point, stories about the robot rebellion and Skynet-like apocalypse that makes humans hide and fight for their lives, have taken place on Earth but it looks like an upcoming project titled Epsilon will take the fight, at least some of it, to space.

It's been announced that Greg Berlanti, a director with a spotty movie background but a pretty great TV career producing the successful Arrow and No Ordinary Family and the upcoming Tomorrow People, will direct the upcoming scifi script written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the duo behind Zombieland.


The concept is pretty great: a failed robot uprising on Earth leaves the planet with almost no electronic devices so the remaining robots head to space, find shelter on a space station and start creating human lab rats "which they train to act as their agents. The main character is a man who discovers he is more human than he thought."

It sounds like the fight likely won't come to Earth and I'd be surprised if we see much of the war that forces the robots into space to begin with, maybe a montage at the start, but it's a story with potential. To see how the robot war will play out we'll have to wait for the now dormant Robopocalypse.

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Beppe (7 years ago) Reply

Nice concept, some sort of reverse Asimov.


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