There's a lot of comic book properties being optioned in this post-ComicCon period, and the latest just happens to be IDW's World War Robot. (I think they're in a race with Radical as to who can get the most options in a week.) According to Variety, Jerry Bruckheimer snatched up the rights at Comic Con, and is remaining utterly silent on the deal.

Naturally, I must be honest and say I haven't read Ashley Wood's Robot, and I can't find any previews or reliable reviews of it online. I can merely quote the official IDW summary: "A dwindling band of humans and robots face off in a battle that will likely end humanity as we know it ... on Earth, on the Moon, and on Mars, too. Badass battles, really intense human/robot drama, and even a little black humor and political intrigue are the order of the day." The story is told in a war-diary format, with accounts from both sides of the conflict.

Thought it was just published last year, it's already been the focus of some heavy marketing and tie-ins. It has an iphone app, a line of toys from Toybot Studios, and now a movie deal. The art is excellent, but the only thing people are raving about are the toys / sculptures, and commenting that it's a bit like World War Z. So, I guess we'll see what Bruckheimer does with it. I mean, it's robots versus humans. What's the worst that can happen?
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