11.29.2012

Robopocolypse: The Movie

Ummm, this über awesome book just managed to turn up the volume on my excitement for the movie adaptation. According to IMDB, Chris Hemsworth (who is currently filming Thor: The Dark World) is attached to this fantastic 2014 upcoming flick. Not so great, is that Ann Hathaway has been cast as well. Don't get me wrong, I loooove that Ms. Hathaway looks like she is totally bringing it as Fantin in the upcoming musical version of Les Misérables.   I was not so in love with the last time I saw her in The Dark Knight Rises, I really never accepted her as Catwoman. Never. That is a totally unimportant sidebar to the most-likely total badassery that will be happening in this Steven-freaking-Spielberg directed film. The movie will be adapted by Drew Goddard, who has an awesome pedigree, he has some crazy awesome links to Joss Whedon and is known for having written several episodes for The Cabin In the Woods, Lost, Alias, Buffy, and Angel. Can. Not. Wait.


ROBOPOCALYPSE
Available Now
ISBN-13: 978-0385533850
Publisher: Doubleday
Pages: 368
Find it on Amazon, B&N, Goodreads
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In the near future, at a moment no one will notice, all the dazzling technology that runs our world will unite and turn against us. Taking on the persona of a shy human boy, a childlike but massively powerful artificial intelligence known as Archos comes online and assumes control over the global network of machines that regulate everything from transportation to utilities, defense and communication. In the months leading up to this, sporadic glitches are noticed by a handful of unconnected humans – a single mother disconcerted by her daughter’s menacing “smart” toys, a lonely Japanese bachelor who is victimized by his domestic robot companion, an isolated U.S. soldier who witnesses a ‘pacification unit’ go haywire – but most are unaware of the growing rebellion until it is too late.

When the Robot War ignites -- at a moment known later as Zero Hour -- humankind will be both decimated and, possibly, for the first time in history, united. Robopocalypse is a brilliantly conceived action-filled epic, a terrifying story with heart-stopping implications for the real technology all around us…and an entertaining and engaging thriller unlike anything else written in years.

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