Newswire: Mr. Robot’s Sam Esmail may take on actual robots with Metropolis miniseries

Despite the name, USA’s Mr. Robot actually features very few robots. Sure, some of the villains are robots in the sense that they’re mindless drones of corporate america, and Christian Slater’s character’s cold and calculating approach to completing his mission is a little robot-like, but nobody’s clanking around in a metallic suit or saying “beep boop.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, though, Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail is now developing a revival of one of the most famous robot stories of all time: Fritz Lang’s 1927 sci-fi film Metropolis.

This project is very early, but Universal Cable Productions has the rights to turn Metropolis into a TV miniseries, and it’s negotiating with Esmail about what his exact role in it might be. There’s also a writer’s room with “only two or three scribes” who are essentially coming up with ideas for …

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