Bruckheimer Enlists In World War Robot

Producer snaps up graphic novel

Bruckheimer Enlists In World War Robot

by Owen Williams |
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Jerry Bruckheimer has acquired the rights to Ashley Wood and Jon Gibson's 50-page graphic novel World War Robot, according to the industry gurus at Variety.

The fully-painted large format comic is published by IDW, who also brought us 30 Days of Night. The story is told in war-diary form in snippets supposedly culled from both sides of a human / martian conflict being fought via proxy robots.

Its war-reportage angle puts it on potentially similar stylistic ground to World War Z: the zombie conflict novel in development for Mark Forster to direct.

But it's probably not unfair of us to suspect that, just maybe, Bruckheimer is less attracted by introspective dispatches from the front lines of an intergalactic conflict, and more interested in giant robots smashing things on the Moon!

Original artist Wood is expected to executive-produce with IDW's head honcho Ted Adams. No director yet. Bruckheimer is saying nothing...

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