TV Writer Greg Berlanti Gets 'Epsilon' Sci-Fi from 'Zombieland' Writers
by Ethan Anderton
June 19, 2013
Though the work of Greg Berlanti has mostly been isolated to executive producing and writing TV series like "No Ordinary Family," "Everwood," "Brothers & Sisters" and the comic book adaptation "Arrow," he also had a hand in the script for Green Lantern. While that might not necessarily inspire a lot of confidence, Berlanti is sticking in the realm of science fiction for his sophomore directing effort. The project is called Epsilon, and the Sony Pictures production is quite the departure from Berlanti's feature film directorial debut, the subpar romantic comedy Life as We Know It with Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel. Read on!
The film from Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick is set after a failed robot rebellion on an Earth almost entirely devoid of electronic devices. But rather than focusing on the humans, the story follows the remaining robots as they seek refuge on a space station and begin to raise their own human lab rats, which they train to act as their agents. The conflict comes when the main character discovers that he might be more human than he thought. The script must be good since THR says Sony paid around $1 million to pick it up last fall. Here's hoping Berlanti's next directing venture is better than Green Lantern.