Fans of unique sci-fi clashes, rejoice! IDW’s sci-fi/action/horror/post-apocalyptic comic series Zombies vs. Robots is about to get a big-screen adaptation under a brand-new title: Inherit the Earth.
The Hollywood Reporter, well, reports the new movie will be helmed by Andrew Adamson, with a script by Craig Borten, who is coming on board to update a screenplay originally penned by Oren Uziel and J.T. Petty. Inherit the Earth will be quite the genre departure for Borten, who’s mostly written real-life dramas with Dallas Buyers Club and The 33, the upcoming movie about the trapped Chilean miners.
Michel Bay’s Platinum Dunes and Circle of Confusion are producing the project, which tells the story of a "team of robots who must clone a lone surviving human baby and protect it from intelligent zombies."
OK. If that concept isn't intriguing enough, here’s an official synopsis from IDW:
It’s tech prowess meets undead mayhem! Eisner Award-nominated team of artist Ashley Wood (Popbot) and writer Chris Ryall (The Great and Secret Show), a post-apocalyptic world overrun by zombies has only one chance at recovery – a team of robots that must protect and clone a lone surviving human baby. They just need to do this amidst the endless hordes of zombies who have been driven rabid by their frustration at inedible bots and their lust to eat the one living brain left on the planet.
There’s no release date or casting news yet, as it's very early days, but Sony’s Inherit the Earth sounds like it could be a boatload of zombie/robot fun, if done right. What do you think? Are you excited to see IDW’s Zombies vs. Robots heading to the big screen?