Mandalay Upgrades To “Machine Man”

Mandalay Pictures has picked up the film rights to Max Barry’s online novel thriller “Machine Man” reports Variety.

The story concerns a tech engineer who’s tired of going through life average and unnoticed, so he replaces parts of his body with titanium upgrades of his own design. He then discovers that he isn’t the only one with plans for his new body.

Barry is revealing one page of the unfolding tome each day on his official site in an ‘interactive literary experiment’. Reader suggestions are incorporated into the plot as the story unfolds.

When complete, the book will get a hard copy publication in 2011 through Vantage Books.