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Bruckheimer's World War Robot

Posted by Patrick Sauriol on Friday, July 31, 2009

The screen rights to Ashley Wood's World War Robot comic book (or graphic novel, whatever you want to call it) have been bought by the king of showbiz, Jerry Bruckheimer. Mr. CSI. Mr. Pirates of the Caribbean. He's so Mr. Hollywood.

Having Jerry Bruckheimer option your graphic novel (or comic book, whatever) certainly can't hurt your visibility as a creator. Wood's World War Robot came out last summer and tells the story of a future armageddon where humans on Earth, the moon and Mars fight a winner-take-all battle against their intelligent automaton creations. The book was published by IDW.

No screenwriter has been hired yet and Bruckheimer hasn't set up the property at a studio yet, though I would imagine that he shouldn't have too much trouble finding a taker. Variety thinks that both the comic's creator and IDW's publisher, Ted Adams, will get exec producer credits on the end product.

If you dig World War Robot you might also want to check out Ashley Wood's Zombies Versus Robots. Jerry should have optioned that one too and set it up as a prequel to WWR.

-Variety.

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