Zombies Vs. Robots Lands Scary Director for Film Adaptation called Inherit the Earth
Apparently, this movie is going to be a lot more terrifying than I would have thought. The upcoming film adaptation of the graphic novel Zombies vs. Robots by artist Ashley Wood and writer Chris Ryall is going to be called Inherit the Earth, and Deadline’s reported that the producers just landed director Mike Flanagan, who is also writing the screenplay and reworking the plotting (though he’s reportedly also working from a previous spec script by JT Petty.)
Who is this Mike Flanagan guy?
Flanagan, the brilliant and terrible mind behind my personal favorite horror movie, Oculus (if you haven’t seen it, watch it. WATCH IT. You’ll probably regret it, but in a good way.) has joined the ever-expanding and impressive cast and crew of Inherit the Earth. Flanagan is also responsible for the nightmare-inducing Ouija movies, as well as Hush and Absentia.
If you’re an action junkie, you should know that Michael Bay is set to produce this dystopic horror-comedy, so it will be an explosively good time all around!
What’s Inherit the Earth going to be about?
In case you missed our list of the 46 Potentially Awesome Upcoming Sci-Fi Movies in 2017, here’s a short synopsis of the comic book plot:
In a world populated only by hungry zombies and inedible robots, a human child is miraculously born. Zombies have since evolved to become intelligent, and are starving and pissed off, and determined to hunt the kid down and eat her brains. A group of robots take the baby girl into their care and struggle to protect her from the never-ending horde of zombies.
What about the graphic novels?
The graphic novel series has stellar reviews and is claimed to be a humorous and action-packed romp through the ruins of a devastated world. In one of the sequels, Zombies vs. Robots vs. Amazons, a group of Amazons enters the fight for the future of the last human baby girl! Only time will tell if we’ll see giant warrior women in the film adaptation. I don’t know about you, but I am definitely keeping my fingers crossed.