Have you read Daniel
Wilson’s new book,How
to Survive a Robot Uprising? If you answered yes, you are either a
proofreader or a liar, because the book won’t hit the shelves until November
seventh. However, this hasn’t stopped Michael DeLuca Productions (under the
auspices of Paramount, I believe) from
purchasing its movie rights; MD already has a film adaptation of the book
written courtesy of Thomas Lennon
and Ben Garant (TV’s Reno 911).
According to Sci-Fi Log, the book offers helpful advice on situations such as fooling speech recognition programs, recognizing a rebellious servant robot, and escaping from a smart house. Wilson has his PhD in robotics from Carnegie Melon, which means that his book, while of course ridiculous and tongue-in-cheek, is vetted by actual knowledge of the subject.
This book reminds me of The
Zombie Survival Guide, a thoroughly enjoyable read which details
“complete protection from the living dead.” My initial reaction was that such a
book would not translate well into a feature film, but upon ruminating on the
concept for awhile, I began to wonder if my initial reaction was incorrect. If
the movie can pull of the zany yet intensely focused feel of the book while
still maintaining a good flow (not making it seem choppy and disconnected), it might just be fun to watch. Thoughts?
[via: Sci-Fi Log]