The adults lost the war and now the kids must save the world! Robots rule the streets and the people are locked in their homes. Stepping outside risks being vaporised by a hulking Sentry or picked off by a lethal Sniper.
Through the ruins of Britain a group of kids, led by Callan McAuliffe (The Great Gatsby), set out to join the Resistance. Hot on their heels however is their old teacher turned robot collaborator Mr Smythe, played by Ben Kingsley (Iron Man 3) and his captive Gillian Anderson (The X-Files).
Starring Ben Kingsley, Callan McAuliffe, Gillian Anderson, Milo Parker, Geraldine James, Ella Hunt, Steven Mackintosh, Craig Garner and Tamer Hassan.
Directed by Jon Wright.
Written by Mark Stay
ROBOT OVERLORDS the fully authorised tie-in novel written by co-creator of the movie and scriptwriter Mark Stay. Available from Thursday 12th February from Gollancz (Original Paperback £7.99 / eBook £4.99). https://www.orionbooks.co.uk/Gollancz/
PAGE AND SCREEN: ROBOT OVERLORDS & GEMINI FORCE ONE
Friday 17th July, 4.30-5.15pm
What are the differences between writing for the page or the screen? Find out in this session bringing together co-creator of Robot Overlords Mark Stay with the team behind Gemini Force One, MG Harris and Jamie Anderson.
Mark Stay will be talking about his experiences of writing both film script and novelisation for Robot Overlords, and sharing some behind the scenes insights; whilst MG Harris and Jamie Anderson will discuss how they collaborated on their new series, originally devised and developed by Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson before his death.
This should be great fun. The Gemini Force project is hugely exciting (especially if you’re a Gerry Anderson fan!), and YALC will be hosting panels with the best names in YA lit, including Charlie Higson, Malorie Blackman and Patrick Ness, so you’re guaranteed to have a great day!
As a huge fan of Google Translate’s butchery of foreign languages, I give you their version of the blurb…
Rise of the Empire robot man (or, Empire Robots: Human Rebellion):
Three years ago the Earth was conquered by an army of robots from a distant world. Bring your right: 1. Do not go out of the house! 2. Command observe robots! If you leave the house, you will get only one warning, then you will take care of a huge block, guard, sniper or flying Dron. You will die turned into a handful of ashes. But Sean Flynn is convinced that his father – RAF pilot who fought in the war with robots – is still alive. When he and his pack discovers a way to break the blockade of robots, begins an adventure that throws them at the mercy of the power of Lords ROBOTS.