Jack Black and writer-director Steve Pink have acquired the rights to the semi-satiric book ‘How to Survive a Robot Uprising,’ Slashfilm.com is reporting. The book gives insights into the current state of robotics, speculates how robots could rise against humans and provides humans with tips on how to survive such an uprising. There isn’t any word yet on whether or not Black will be starring in the film.

Since the book doesn’t have a coherent storyline of its own, Pink, who wrote ‘Grosse Pointe Blank’ and ‘High Fidelity,’ will have to create a rational story on his own. But it’s rumored that he will create a genre parody, based on such technology-gone-bad movies as ‘Eagle Eye,’ ‘I, Robot,’ and ‘The Terminator,’ about where America’s technology-obsessed culture is headed.

Black and Pink’s adaptation is the second time someone tried to develop the book into a movie. Mike Myers previously tried to make the movie, based on a script by ‘Reno 911’ writers Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant.

Written by: Karen Benardello

How to Survive Robot Uprising
How to Survive Robot Uprising

By Karen Benardello

As a graduate of LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic, Karen Benardello serves as ShockYa's Senior Movies & Television Editor. Her duties include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, and scribing movie, television and music reviews and news articles. As a New York City-area based journalist, she's a member of the guilds, New York Film Critics Online and the Women Film Critics Circle.

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