Well, good news just keep pouring in!
After Dead Island, another big news hit zombie enthusiasts these days!
Sony Pictures has purchased rights for Zombies Vs. Robots, an excellent 2006. comic from the Eisner Award-nominated writing duo Ashley Wood and Chris Ryall, and is preparing the production.
The project, named “Inherit The Earth”, will be a co-production between Platinum Dunes, Circle of Confusion and IDW, and produced by Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, Andrew Form, Dave Alpert and Rick Jacobs. The direction will fall into the hands of JT Petty (The Burrowers).
The combination of Petty, Bay (“Transformers”) an Fuller (“A Nightmare on Elm Street”) could be a guarantee of an epic blood-bath horror story with robots and zombies smack in the middle of it, of course!
“Inherit the Earth” will center on a young girl — the last survivor on Earth — who is protected by robots that seek to save mankind through cloning. Meanwhile, hordes of intelligent zombies threaten to derail the robot’s efforts.
Sounds pretty straightforward, but this project could prove tricky for production as Wood’s universe is a complex one with more emphasis on the mood than the story itself.
No dates regarding the beginning of production have been released so far.
Nevertheless, we are all very excited that this excellent comic is getting the chance it deserves.
Hopefully, it will turn out better than the other Michael Bay projects (I just hope they’ll go more steam punk than CG)!
As for the comic, if you haven’t read it, i strongly suggest you do so.