Proyas to Adapt Daniel H. Wilson’s AMPED

Aussie helmer locked in for sci-fi thriller.

THR is reporting that Alex Proyas (‘I Robot,’ ‘Dark City,’ ‘The Crow’) is attached to direct ‘Amped,’ a science fiction thriller based on the novel of the same name by ‘Robopocalypse’ author Daniel H. Wilson.

Set in the near future, the 2012 is about the battle between nanotech-enhanced people and ordinary humans. You can find an official synopsis for the novel below:

“Technology makes them superhuman. But mere mortals want them kept in their place. Enter a stunning world where technology and humanity clash in terrifying and surprising ways. Some people are implanted with upgrades that make them capable of superhuman feats. The powerful technology has profound consequences for society, and soon a set of laws is passed that restricts the abilities—and rights—of “amplified” humans.

On the day that the Supreme Court passes the first of these laws, 29-year-old Owen Gray discovers that his seizure-supressing medical implant is actually a powerful upgrade. Owen joins the ranks of a new persecuted underclass known as “amps” and is forced to go on the run, desperate to reach an outpost in Oklahoma where, it is rumoured, a group of the most enhanced amps are about to change the world—or destroy it.”

A screenwriter has yet to be hired for the adaptation. Meanwhile, an adaptation of Wilson’s 2011 sci-fi epic ‘Robopocalypse’ is set to start shooting next year with Steven Spielberg in the director’s chair.