J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot production company has selected one of their next projects: a biopic about Thomas Edison, whose brilliant inventions make it possible for Bad Robot to make a movie about the genius inventor, thus completing the cinematic circle of life. Edison, also very awesomely known as “The Wizard of Menlo Park,” is credited as one of the founding fathers of cinema.
Yes, you read that correctly, and we're not that hung over. A familiar hallmark of TV development is to take classic characters and jazz them up with some modern sensibilities, and in recent months we've heard of everything from a steampunk Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn, to yet another adaptation of 'Sherlock Holmes.' So really, how long was it going to be before Thomas Edison, father of modern invention got in on the game with a young, sexy crime-fighting reboot?