Though first announced in 2011, it appears the Sony Pictures big screen adaptation of IDW Publishing’s “Zombies Vs. Robots” series by Chris Ryall and Ashley Wood is getting closer to reality with a director now attached. According to Variety, “Chronicles of Narnia” director Andrew Adamson will direct the adaptation, which has been retitled “Inherit the Earth.”
Initially published in 2006, the comic book version of “Zombies Vs. Robots” takes place in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by zombies who will stop at nothing to consume the brain of the world’s last human survivor — a baby. The story follows a team of robots as they protect her and attempt to clone her in an attempt to save the world. CBR News spoke with co-creator/writer Ryall in 2009 about the four-issue anthology-style series “Zombies Vs. Robots: Aventure” and in 2011 about “ZvR: Undercity,” which followed other survivors of the world as they journeyed underground. In 2013, IDW released a “Mars Attacks” crossover which saw invading Martians unleash a sneak attack on the “ZvR” Earth.
Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes will produce alongside Circle of Confusion and IDW. Oren Uziel wrote the screenplay, working from a previous draft by JT Perry.
Adamson began his directing career in animation with the first two “Shrek” films before making the jump to live-action with Disney’s “Chronicles of Narnia” franchise, also helming the first two installments of that franchise.
This news comes the same month as the first-ever “Zombies vs Robots” ongoing series is scheduled to debut from IDW, with the creative team of Ryall, Wood, Steve Niles, Anthony Diecidue and Val Mayerik. The new “Zombies vs Robots” #1 is slated for release on Jan. 21.
Stay tuned to CBR for more on “Inherit the Earth.
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