This is Not the Michael Bay Zombies Vs. Robots Trailer…

…but you can rest assured that Chris Ryall and Ashley Wood’s IDW Publishing comic book Zombies vs. Robots will get a treatment pretty similar to Michael Bay directing a bowl of cereal, now that the famous Hollywood douchebag has signed on to give ZvR a hot steaming dose of his artistic vision.

To be fair, there’s a long smarmy road of hot-under-the-collar rock-video drama to walk in slow-motion in the rain before the film actually reaches the big screen. All that’s happened is that Sony’s acquired the rights to a spec script based on the comic book, for a co-production with Bay’s Platinum Dunes Pictures. About the comic book, the spinoff blog at Comic Book Resources says this:

Debuting in 2006, Zombies Vs. Robots is set on a post-apocalyptic Earth overrun by zombies whose only chance of recovery is a team of robots that must protect and clone the last surviving human baby. It’s unknown how Inherit the Earth differs from the original premise.

Another article on the same site tells me:

The film focuses on a young girl who is the last survivor on earth. She is protected by a group of robots from a pack of zombies that are intelligent and evolved.

Awesome! I’m really looking forward to watching zombies and robots overacting copiously to the sound of wailing cock-rock guitar solos.

Best of all, the project has fan cred. I mean, just check out this insightful comment from the Deadline story:

Very happy for this project. and couldn’t be happier about this for Brad Fuller! he always wears the most interesting shirts. he’s a very handsome man.

There you go…”interesting shirts.” Glad to know this will be a project of substance. That’s Platinum Dunes co-owner Bradley Fuller, incidentally, responsible for the recent remakes of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Hitcher, The Amityville Horror, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and Friday the 13th. This project just looks better and better, doesn’t it? I couldn’t find a single picture of Fuller wearing an interesting shirt, though. It just be a Hollywood insider thing.

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