You may not have learned this in school, but Boilerplate, a robot constructed back in 1893, was an instrumental part of many famous historical happenings, as you can clearly see in the video above, which I’m sure is an actual documentary or something. From Teddy Roosevelt to Lawrence of Arabia to Pancho Villa, Boilerplate has seen it all and done even more, and now J.J. Abrams has apparently purchased the rights to make Boilerplate’s story into a feature film. There are basically no more details than just that fact, but if you want a preview, you can just buy the book. Boilerplate: History’s Mechanical Marvel is available on Amazon for $17.
That music, btw, comes from (I think) the spectacular HBO miniseries “From the Earth to the Moon” which you should absolutely watch right now if you haven’t already.