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Daniel Wilson's Amped Moves to Working Title Films





The film adaptation of Amped, Daniel H. Wilson's thriller about technologically enhanced humans, has found a new home at Working Title Films, and with the talent involved in the project, it's no wonder they snapped it up once the rights became available due to the Lionsgate/Summit merger.

THR reports that Robopocalypse author Wilson is finalizing a deal to develop his best-selling thriller Amped as a movie at Working Title Films with Alex Proyas (I, Robot) attached to direct.

The project originally had been set up in 2010 at Summit Entertainment, which optioned the novel in advance of its sale to Doubleday. But the company let the rights lapse as it merged with Lionsgate this year.

Set in the near future, Amped imagines a world where nanotech-enhanced people and ordinary humans are at war with one another.

Book Description:
Technology makes them superhuman. But mere mortals want them kept in their place. The New York Times bestselling author of Robopocalypse creates a stunning, near-future world where technology and humanity clash in surprising ways. The result? The perfect blockbuster.

As he did in Robopocalypse, Daniel Wilson masterfully envisions a frightening near-future world. In Amped, people are implanted with a device that makes them capable of superhuman feats. The powerful technology has profound consequences for society, and soon a set of laws is passed that restricts the abilities—and rights—of "amplified" humans. On the day that the Supreme Court passes the first of these laws, twenty-nine-year-old Owen Gray joins the ranks of a new persecuted underclass known as "amps." Owen is forced to go on the run, desperate to reach an outpost in Oklahoma where, it is rumored, a group of the most enhanced amps may be about to change the world—or destroy it.

Once again, Daniel H. Wilson's background as a scientist serves him well in this technologically savvy thriller that delivers first-rate entertainment, as Wilson takes the "what if" question in entirely unexpected directions. Fans of Robopocalypse are sure to be delighted, and legions of new fans will want to get "amped" as well.

Daniel Wilson's Amped Moves to Working Title Films

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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