Michael Bay to produce Zombies vs. Robots

Awesome, sci-fi fans can rejoice – the gung-ho Transformers director is now attached as a producer to one of the most interesting comic series in recent memories – Zombies vs. Robots.

After all the drama with anime and live-action adaptations, my news sphere has been a little dark and lonely of late. Now it’s not. The madcap action movie man has turned his eye to a tale about two armies locked in combat. One dead, one artificial. Oh, yes.

But why would an army of flesh-eating undead attack a bunch of metalheads? Well, it’s because they’re protecting a little baby girl, who happens to be the only key to the survival of the human race. Figuring out how to babysit while combating the hive-mind menace of the zombie hordes isn’t an easy task, but if anyone can do it, it’s a bunch of robots, right?

The comic, written by Chris Ryall and illustrated by Ashley Wood, has been taken up by comic book fans with happy hearts, and everyone seems to be very keen on the sequel: Zombies vs. Robots vs. Amazons. Michael Bay’s involvement means a lot of CGI, and probably about fifteen thousand buildings getting wrecked every two minutes.

It’s tough to explain this concept past the fact it’s fairly Snakes on a Plane-esque. So, a completely mental plot, a lot of CGI and some fairly humorously melodramatic performances. Can’t wait.

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