Zombies vs. Robots: The Movie!

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William Bibbianiby William Bibbiani

Zombies vs. Robots: The Movie!

Ali and Foreman, Wolverine and The Hulk, The King’s Speech and The Social Network… Everyone loves a good brawl between genuine champions. Sony’s certainly banking on it: they just acquired the rights to Zombies vs. Robots, a comic book series by Chris Ryall and acclaimed illustrator Ashley Wood. It’s the classy tale of a group of robots staving off zombie hordes to protect the world’s last human, an infant girl, in order to clone her and preserve the human race. That ‘classy’ comment sounds like a dig, but Zombies vs. Robots is actually a great book, gorgeously illustrated, and it worries us slightly that Michael Bay is producing. Deadline had the scoop, once again, of brains.

Bay’s production company Platinum Dunes has a history of making practically every production seem apocalyptic, although they’ve mostly been responsible for horror remakes like A Nightmare on Elm Street (ugh…), The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (double ugh…) and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (UGH!!!), so we’re a little hesitant. Let’s hope they keep the whimsical, handmade design of Ashley Wood’s robotic creations to help separate Zombies vs. Robots from the inevitable Transformers comparisons. We’ll be happy as long as there’s just one scene that holds up to the greatest "Zombie vs. Anything" fight of all time, the epic duel between undead and shark in Lucio Fulci’s Zombie.

Good luck, Platinum Dunes. You’re going to need it.

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