July 31, 2010

Two Steampunk movies coming

Paramount and J.J. Abrams have picked up Boilerplate: History’s Mechanical Marvel, a graphic novel by Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett.

The story follows the first robot of the late 19th century, who fought alongside Teddy Roosevelt and journeyed to Antarctica and was involved in the silent movie business before disappearing on the battlefields of World War I.

The material is riffe with Steampunk themes and looks like it could translate well to the big screen via J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions.

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MTV is spilling the beans on David Fincher's take on 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo. Apparently work continues on the project that Disney previously called "dead in the water." When asked what the appeal of the project was Fincher said, "The idea of doing a gigantic steampunk science fiction movie from 1873, kinda cool."

That's what we like to hear.