I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords to the big screen with EPSILON

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A few of us here at The Movies are big science fiction fans, and when the rumour mill for a new sci-fi blockbuster starts churning our hearts start beating at an increased rate, which is most likely why I get heart palpitations every time I watch an episode of Doctor Who. Well, here’s our fix for the day so far…

The guys who penned the fantastic  Zombieland, which I see as more of a training video on the benefits of the double-tap, have churned out a script for a film called Epsilon. It deals with a time after the (inevitable…cough) robot uprising, but unlike many other films its doesn’t seem that the robot rebellion went very well as they have been defeated and banished to a space station, where they raise humans as lab rats for experiments and, I’m guessing, poop jokes. While it is quite a different take than many other robot uprising films, it does seem to bear a bit of a resemblance to Battlestar Galactica, who banished their robot rebels into space and we know how that turned out!

Whoever ends up buying the rights will have to make sure that the right director will be helming the project. We don’t want (or need) another Len Wiseman “incident”, and I think most people will agree. Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are also working on a Deadpool script and a sequel to Zombieland, so lets hope they have enough coffee to make all of these ambitious and much-anticipated scripts see the light of day!

 

Last Updated: September 13, 2012

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