io9 is reporting that actor Jack Black and Hot Tub Time Machine director Steve Pink have optioned the Daniel H. Wilson novel How to Survive a Robot Uprising.
Jack Black and Steve Pink option How to Survive a Robot Uprising
The news comes on the heels that director Steven Spielberg is directing Robopocalypse for a 2013 release, which is another adaptation of a Daniel H. Wilson novel. How to Survive a Robot Uprising was first optioned by Mike Myers, with Reno 911! creators Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant adapting the screenplay.
Only the rights to the novel have been acquired by Jack Black and Steve Pink, so it isn't clear if Black will star in the movie, or if Steve Pink, who is writing a new draft of the screenplay, will direct.
The story is a more humorous look at a robot uprising than Daniel H. Wilson's other andriod novel Robopocalypse. It wasn't clear when this production would get started, but we'll be sure to keep you posted with any further details on both projects as soon as we have more information.