Sony and Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes Making 'Zombies vs. Robots'
Apparently Hollywood just wants to take all the most popular elements of genre films, throw them into a hat and spit out some semblance of a story that pits them against each other. That seems to be the driving force behind Sony Pictures picking up the Chris Ryall's comic book Zombies vs. Robots for a co-production with Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes production banner. Deadline says writer J.T. Petty used the comic as the basis for a spec script which he as titled Inherit the Earth. The story follows a young girl who is the last survivor on Earth, protected by a group of robots as a pack of zombies that are intelligent and evolved aim to kill her.
Sure the film is based on an existing property, but with all the robot fighting and zombie infused stories coming out, you'd think Hollywood might find something else to do. But if the cash cow is still pumping out milk, I guess you don't chop it up for beef. Or something like that. Of course, it Cowboys & Aliens turns out to be a success, you can bet there will be plenty more of these sorts of films heading into development. Hopefully we won't get to the point where audiences are clamoring to see Vacuums vs. Coat Racks, but with Hollywood anything is possible. Thoughts?