‘Automatons’: The Stop-Motion Animated Comedy From the ‘Bill and Ted’ Screenwriters May Find New Life, Ed Solomon Says
Posted on Friday, September 4th, 2020 by Hoai-Tran Bui
Let’s time travel back to 2004. Bill & Ted writers Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson were working on the stop-motion animated Automatons, a wildly absurd comedy about a pair of neurotic robots who were built to kill Hitler, only to be buried at the bottom of the ocean and emerge 70 years too late. It was the kind of project that would have difficulty being greenlit even coming from the writers of Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and its sequel Bogus Journey, much less coming 13 years after Bogus Journey hit theaters. But in the wake of the critical success of the recently released Bill & Ted Face the Music, Solomon revealed that he and Matheson are seeing renewed interest in Automatons, which could finally get off the ground after so many years in development hell.