Zombies vs Robots

zombies vs robots

It’s been four years since we first heard that Michael Bay and Platinum Dunes were adapting the comic book “Zombies vs. Robots.” It seemed like a perfect combination for a studio that’s given us mostly horror remakes and the director of the Transformers movies. Finally, it’s now moving forward with an Oscar-nominated director: Andrew Adamson. His prestige comes in the form of the Academy’s recognition of Shrek 2, which he helmed with Kelly Asbury and Conrad Vernon (though Adamson was the only one credited for the honor), as one of the best animated features of 2004. He also co-directed the first Shrek, with Vicky Jenson, which won the first Oscar for Best Animated Feature, but that honor and statuette went only to producer Aron Warner. Since the sequel, damson has made two Chronicles of Narnia movies, the Cirque du Soleil film World’s Away and the New Zealand war drama called Mr. Pip, which released quietly in the US last fall. In addition to the news of the directorial hire, which comes via Variety, there’s also word that the movie is no longer called “Zombies vs. Robots.” Never mind that that’s the name of the property it’s based on. And really never mind that it’s such a perfect, straight-to-the-point title that fits with a modern trend for simplistically descriptive titles for the most high concept releases. So, what is the new title? Inherit the Earth. Yep, instead of something that tells us plainly that the movie is about zombies fighting robots, they’re going with something […]



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published: 01.25.2015
published: 01.25.2015
published: 01.25.2015

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