Comic book adaptations are becoming increasingly popular around Hollywood since the success of movies like Batman Begins and Iron Man, and zombie movies are also gaining in popularity with the success of movies like Zombieland and TV shows like AMC's The Walking Dead. One of the more recent trends is the blending of genres, such as the upcoming Cowboys and Aliens and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Zombies vs. Robots is a triple threat, and screenwriter J.T. Petty (The Burrowers) recognized it.
Deadline reports that Sony Pictures has acquired Petty's spec script titled Inherit the Earth, which was adapted from the IDW Publishing comic book Zombies vs. Robots created by writer Chris Ryall and artist Ashley Wood. The story is set in a bleak world where a zombie outbreak has overtaken humanity, leaving one young girl as the sole human survivor who is protected from the hordes by robots.
Zombies vs. Robots will be co-produced by Transformers director Michael Bay and his Platinum Dunes production company, which focuses on genre-related material and is responsible for the recent Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th reboots, which could be taken as a bad sign. No release date, director, or cast has been announced so far. Posted 02.23.11 by Ryan