Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Get 12 issues from just £25
Must-Have Movie Collectibles
Bid on some classic memorabilia
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Drew Goddard Circling The Spider-Man Reboot
He's in discussions for the latest take on the character
First Proper Look At Daredevil's Kingpin
Vincent D'Onofrio is ready to cause trouble
Ethan Hawke Rides In For The Magnificent Seven
Training Day reunion klaxon!
Jennifer Lawrence Says It's What I Do
Steven Spielberg attached to direct the war photographer film
Latest Red Band Trailer For Get Hard
Will Ferrell: thug strife
Sullivan Stapleton Dives Into The Lake
Luc Besson's new thriller
Iko Uwais Runs To Mile 22
A new action thriller with Ronda Rousey
Jamie Dornan Heads To Anthropoid
He's leading a World War II thriller with Cillian Murphy
Leonardo DiCaprio Moves To The Crowded Room
He'll produce and may star in the true-life tale
Avengers: Age Of Ultron Character Posters Fly In
Update: Here's Hawkeye!
James Franco In Talks For Why Him?
Could he be the boyfriend from hell?
Kristen Stewart On For Kelly Reichardt's New Drama
She'll play a lawyer
Adventure Time Heads To Cinemas
Finn and Jake go big (screen)
Meet Lady Penelope And Brains In New Thunderbirds Are Go! Images
Parker, fetch the Rolls...
Focus Is Sharp At The Top Of The US Box Office
The Lazarus Effect arises in fifth
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
20 February 2014
Elodie Yung Joins Gods Of Egypt
She'll play Hathor, goddess of beauty
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Knowing (2009)
Empire Star Rating
I, Robot
Empire Star Rating
Dark City
Empire Star Rating
The Crow
Empire Star Rating
EMPIRE ESSAY: The Crow
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Alex Proyas Still Wants To Get Amped
Working Title picks up the rights

06 November 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit



With Steven Spielberg already busy preparing to shoot Robopocalypse, Daniel H Wilson is in the sort of position most writers would kill to experience. But now his latest book, Amped, is in development at Working Title, with Alex Proyas attached to call the shots.

The book, first called AMP, was originally optioned by Summit back in 2010 and Proyas was involved back then. Ironically, the studio won the rights in a bidding war against Paramount and, yes, Working Title. But it let them lapse.

Amped, like Robopocalypse, is set in the near future and deals with issues involving the morality of technological developments.

In this case, humanity has invented a device intended for the disabled that offers superhuman abilities to those in whom it's implanted. The ramifications of this new technology spread far and wide throughout society and soon new laws are enacted curbing the freedoms and rights of “amplified” humans.

When the US Supreme Court passes the first of the stringent three laws, 29-year-old Owen Grey becomes part of the persecuted underclass. He sets off on the run to find an outpost in Oklahoma where rumour says the most enhanced “amps” are planning to change the world. But will it be for the better?

Proyas seems a good choice for this one, given his experience blending big films with techno fear themes. But there’s no word on when we might see it, as there’s no writer on board yet and the director is attached to several movies bubbling away, as well as getting involved in telly drama Evolve. Still, given the likely hoopla over Robopocalypse, you can imagine Working Title encouraging him to make this a priority.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

ElfQuest Still Trying To Find Screens
New producers have the rights
Arrested Development S4 Extended?
Update: More episodes will be shot!


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
21 Great Movie Cons
Fleece your friends with these duplicitous devices...

Empire Podcast 150: Margot Robbie
The Focus (and Wolf Of Wall Street) star from the Top Gear track...

Empire's New Spectre Issue Covers
First look at Bond 24 in Empire's April issue

Vote For The Jameson Empire Awards 2015!
Your mission is clear...

The Oscars: Who Won What?
The winners, the losers, the dresses, the suits...

Sleeping Beauties: The Story Behind 12 Of Cinema's Unlikeliest Hits
They came, they saw, they surprisingly conquered

Writer / Director Dan Gilroy Reveals 8 Nightcrawler Secrets
On Jake Gyllenhaal's hand-slicing mirror smash and more...

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)