〉 The novella featured in the hit anthology Robot Uprisings is primed for adaptation.
Fox has set an adaptation of Daniel H. Wilson’s novella SMALL THINGS, with Hutch Parker producing through his Hutch Parker Entertainment shingle. Dan Wilson and Tom Vance will executive produce while Mike Ireland will oversee the project for the studio. The story is featured in the sci-fi anthology book Robot Uprising, and follows a disgraced scientist who is sent to an island that has been overrun by advanced forms of nano-technology that swirl through the jungle, consuming raw materials.
Wilson is best known for his New York Times best selling novel Robopocalypse, which Steven Spielberg has been circling since 2013. Wilson hosted a series on the History Channel titled The Works in 2008, which examined and broke down the science involved with the inner-workings of everyday objects. Wilson has stated that he was hesitant to write a story about nano-technology, but was compelled to write Small Things after reading Joseph Conrad’s novel Heart Of Darkness, which deals with similar themes.
Parker produced X-Men: Days Of Future Past, The Wolverine and the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot. He is next set to produce the upcoming drama Boston Strong, which follows the events of the Boston Marathon Bombing.
Lou Chase | Staff Writer