From DHD – Daniel H. Wilson is having a very good year. Not only is Steven Spielberg set to direct a feature adaptation of Wilson’s upcoming book Robopocalypse, but now Summit has closed a deal for another of Wilson’s upcoming novels, AMP, with Alex Proyas (Knowing, I, Robot) set to direct. Proyas will shoot the picture in Australia under his Mystery Clock Cinema banner; Stephen Schneider (Area 51) will executive produce along with Justin Manask. Of course, Wilson has to finish writing the book first.
AMP is a near-future science fiction thriller set in a world where the technology designed to make the disabled whole turns them into supermen. The tone is said to be a mix of sci fi action and political allegory, similar to District 9, as the book explores what it means to be human.
AMP, like Robopocalypse, will be published by Doubleday – first up is Robopocalypse, which hits shelves June, 2011.