Los Angeles: Steven Spielbergs Amblin Partners has reportedly acquired the worldwide film rights for the science-fiction novel "The Mother Code".
The story, written by Silicon Valley biochemist Carole Stivers, will be published next year. Amy Louise Johnson, who has credits on the series "Nightflyers", has been hired to write the script for Amblin, reports variety.com.
Amblin Partners is a production company formed by DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, Reliance Entertainment and Entertainment One (eOne).
The company develops and produces film and television programming under the Amblin Entertainment, DreamWorks Pictures and Participant banners and includes Amblin Television, a longtime leader in quality programming.
"The Mother Code" is set in a world in which a biological weapon has nearly destroyed the planet, leading scientists and government officials working to save the human race by placing unborn children in the care of artificially intelligent mother robots.
When the government decides the machines must be destroyed, one boy who was raised and nurtured by a robot must fight to save the only parent he has ever known.
Spielberg has either produced or served as an executive producer on science-fiction projects, including "E.T. The Extraterrestrial", the "Back to the Future" trilogy, the "Jurassic Park" and "Men in Black" franchises, "AI Artificial Intelligence" and "Minority Report".