According to Variety, New Line is getting ready to build "Genbot." Studio has signed Herbie: Fully Loaded helmer Angela Robinson to a seven-figure deal to co-write and direct the action comedy she pitched with co-writer Alex Kondracke.

Story concerns a young woman who finds herself embroiled in a secret government operation that turns her into a cyborg.

Filmmaker has a first-look deal at Disney, but ended up taking this pic, which is darker than most Mouse House fare, to New Line.

"Genbot" is one of the first projects set up by the recently established Pink Thunder. Kennar was a co-producer on 50 First Dates and exec produced Robinson's "D.E.B.S.," while Stewart was a co-producer on "Herbie" and Almost Famous.

Evan Jacobs