Sunday, May 20, 2007

Avi Arad Wants to Create Real ... Robosapiens?

Arad is floating an idea for a movie about the remote-control beasties
that all the little boys wanted for the holidays this past winter.  The
script, which Arad cowrote with Max Botkin, centers on a Robosapien
named Toby created by a lonely inventor who builds the robots for what
he thinks are humanitarian purposes.  After he discovers his creations
are being used for military purposes, he takes Toby and flees.

Cue a series of humorous/exciting mishaps in which the Robosapien is
damaged, Toby is found and repaired by an equally lonely
eleven-year-old son of a harried single mom.  Arad conceives of it as
"a new spin on the Gepetto/Pinocchio legend," but there are strong
overtones of "Small Soldiers" and "D.A.R.Y.L." in the mix.  Shooting
begins in November for what will probably be a late 2008 release.

Article Link

No comments: