It sure is a great day to be a robot and/or Dan Wilson. Hot off the heels of news that author Dan Wilson’s book Robopocalypse is going to be Steven Spielberg’s next directorial effort, another Wilson book is also getting the big screen treatment. io9 reports that the film rights to How to Survive a Robot Uprising have been picked up by Jack Black and writer/director Steve Pink (co-writer of High Fidelity, director of Hot Tub Time Machine). The book is a humorous survival guide about what to do in the (increasingly highly likely) event of a robot rebellion.
The project was previously being written by Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant (Reno 911!) back in 2005, with Mike Myers eying the starring role. However, it appears that the project lay stagnant for too long as Pink and Black quickly grabbed the rights as soon as they became available. It’s unclear whether Black will star in the flick, or even if Pink will end up directing it. Currently, Pink is working on the script and it’s assumed that no decisions will be made until he finishes. Hit the jump for a description of the book by the author, as well as a bit more on the project.