The rights to the comic Zombies vs. Robots was acquired by Sony Pictures for Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes. The comic is the inspiration and basis for JT Petty’s spec script Inherit the Earth. It centers around a girl who is the sole survivor of the human race. She’s closely guarded by a group of robots from evolved, intelligent zombies.
I like the title Inherit the Earth, but apparently it’s been renamed World War Robot. It isn’t inspired and completely overlooks the zombie aspect of the premise. Reverting to Petty’s title would be a good decision.
Produced by Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, Rick Jacobs, Dave Alpert and Andrew Form — World War Robot is bound to have explosions galore.
I wonder why they would change the title that way. I was interested when I heard zombie vs robots, but World War Robot sounds like “been there done that”.