Sony Pictures’ upcoming adaptation of the IDW comic book series “Zombies vs. Robots” has today scored an Academy Award-nominated screenwriter. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Craig Borten, who wrote Dallas Buyers Club alongside Melisa Wallack, has signed on to draft the film, which is going by the title Inherit the Earth. As reported earlier this year, Andrew Adamson (Shrek, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe) is attached to direct.
Launched in 2005, “Zombies vs. Robots” is officially described on IDW’s site as follows:
It’s tech prowess meets undead mayhem! Eisner Award-nominated team of artist Ashley Wood (“Popbot”) and writer Chris Ryall (“The Great and Secret Show”), a post-apocalyptic world overrun by zombies has only one chance at recovery – a team of robots that must protect and clone a lone surviving human baby. They just need to do this amidst the endless hordes of zombies who have been driven rabid by their frustration at inedible bots and their lust to eat the one living brain left on the planet.
Set to be produced by Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, Andrew Form, Dave Alpert and Rick Jacobs, Inherit the Earth is a co-production of Platinum Dunes, Circle of Confusion and IDW Publishing with Sony Pictures set to distribute. Previously, Oren Uziel (the upcoming Kitchen Sink) was attached to script.