You might not be familiar with IDW’s Zombies vs. Robots comic, but if not you should give it a look. It’s a brilliant and fun piece of work about a young girl – the last human on earth – who is protected from zombies by highly advanced robots designed specifically for the task of protecting her.
And now it seems Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes production company is keen to adapt it into a film. From what I’ve read, it’s working title is Inherit the Earth, but we should see it called by its original title, because while Inherit the Earth is a great name, Zombies vs. Robots is a real attention-grabber. The rumor about this has been floating around for a while, and just because it’s on IMDB doesn’t necessarily make it true. But I’ve seen it on ScreenRant now, which tends to mean that there’s some truth to it.
J.T. Petty is attached as the writer. He wrote the screenplay for a few Splitner Cell games, so it’s okay if you’ve never heard of him. He has written the spec script for the film, and should be to work on the real thing by now.
While it’s hard for me to feel excited about a Michael Bay film, what we can at least surmise from this is that there’s a big budget zombie movie coming up that’s based on a great comic title some time in the not-too-distant future. We will probably see some big names attached to the cast soon and this project should become a big deal by next summer.