More Pesky Robots Looking to Destroy Mankind in 2084
You know ... we really need to stop building things that are smarter than we are. No good can possibly come from creating artificial intelligence that makes 90% of the people around you look silly. And besides, haven't we proved already that mankind is the scourge of planet Earth? It would be wise to 86 us!
According to The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision Blog, Alloy Entertainment is partnering with "24" showrunner Howard Gordon and writer-director James Wong for a sci-fi project titled 2084.
The project is being developed simultaneously as a film and a young adult book series, with HarperCollins buying the three-tome series.
Gordon and Wong conceived the project with the books being written by debut author Gregg Rosenblum. Gordon and Wong will also continue to work with Alloy and Rosenblum on the novels while developing the film with Alloy execs.
Pitched as a sort of 1984 meets The Terminator, the story is set in the late 21st century, a time where robots, once created to aid humans and fight wars, now control the population’s every move.
Alloy’s Leslie Morgenstein and Bob Levy will produce the film version with Gordon and Wong serving as executive producers.
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