By our guest blogger, Nick Hanover
In from Deadline is word that Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes production company has acquired the rights to IDW's comic series Zombies vs. Robots. At the moment, Bay is only confirmed as producer and it's unclear whether he'll be directing the adaptation, which is tentatively titled Inherit the Earth, or if he'll hire a different director. The comic's publisher IDW is well-known for their own adaptations of other properties, including Transformers, which just recently got its own zombie treatment.
The story of Inherit the Earth will specifically center around a young girl who is the last known survivor on Earth. The girl is protected by a group of robots who take on the titular zombies for her. The series is notable for its update of zombies, which finds them to be intelligent and evolved and IDW has recently had the zombies from the series appear in a number of their titles. This is the second IDW property to get picked up recently after Jerry Bruckheimer picked up World War Robot.
There's also a strong possibility that this property may not even make it to the screen if the similarly minded and titled Cowboys vs. Aliens doesn't succeed at the box office. Of course, Bay has made an entire career out of playing to the lowest common denominator so for all we know this script will just turn into another Transformers sequel.