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Bruckheimer jumps into the giant robot sci-fi field with comic adaptation WORLD WAR ROBOT!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Jerry Bruckheimer does epic good as the masses would probably say and they're not wrong. Looks like he's tired of McG and Bay getting all the giant robot summer fun as he's scooped up the rights to IDW's WORLD WAR ROBOT by Ashley Wood, according to Variety. WORLD WAR ROBOT seems to be what most of us wanted out of TERMINATOR: SALVATION... a dwindling human population waging war against the machines and not just on Earth, but on the Moon and Mars. Okay, that's kinda cool. Next trip to Austin Books I'm gonna have to pick up a copy. Thoughts? -Quint Follow Me On Twitter

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  • July 31, 2009, 12:07 a.m. CST

    First Bitches

    by marlow2


  • July 31, 2009, 12:11 a.m. CST

    So it's like Captain Blood.....but in space right?

    by otm shank

    Why is that trash can holding a gun?

  • July 31, 2009, 12:12 a.m. CST


    by Ponfarr

    Bruckheimer + robots = Masterpeice

  • July 31, 2009, 12:15 a.m. CST

    will confuse people with WORLD WAR Z

    by funnyhat

    which, with all due respect to mr bruckheimer, will probably be the most engrossing war movie since saving private ryan, no matter how awesomely orgasmicly cool the prospect of a 3-front war with robots. <br>Cheers though, I can't help but be intrigued at this point, and I'm going to have to track down the source materiels, cause that does sound exactly what I wanted T4 to be.

  • July 31, 2009, 12:17 a.m. CST

    Doesn't matter whose producing

    by OutlawsDelejos

    The director matters, but Bruckheimer has a good instinct with material vs filmmaker. We shall see.

  • July 31, 2009, 12:18 a.m. CST

    World War 3-PO

    by OutlawsDelejos

    There's a title for ya.

  • July 31, 2009, 12:20 a.m. CST

    McG to direct.

    by otm shank

    Third times a charm.

  • July 31, 2009, 12:38 a.m. CST


    by HaterofCrap


  • July 31, 2009, 12:41 a.m. CST

    We need a MechWarrior Movie!

    by SquireWamba

    to heck with all these small time stories...let's go to the year 3015 and tell a Battletech story!

  • July 31, 2009, 12:41 a.m. CST


    by ShutUpShitheadWhereIsMyBurbon

    Giant robots... Moon/Mars battles... Rebel resistance... All of them equal TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION!!! But seriously, this sounds like it could be cool if brought to life by a director who is passionate about the material, which is pretty unlikely.

  • July 31, 2009, 12:48 a.m. CST

    Bring on the Macross movie already.

    by ganymede3010

    I mean what the fuck. How many more billions do SpielBay have to make before everyone else realizes that robo-porn is a guaranteed seller. If if it's shit like ROTF.

  • July 31, 2009, 12:49 a.m. CST

    *even if it's shit like rotf*

    by ganymede3010

  • July 31, 2009, 1:18 a.m. CST

    Ashley Wood

    by MediaNerd

    Wood rocks as an artist, but there is ZERO chance his style will translate to film.

  • July 31, 2009, 1:19 a.m. CST

    Why not: BIG EXPLOSIONS (A Jerry Bruckheimer Production)

    by Kobaal

    This is getting ridiculous. Although robot warfare on the moon and mars would be worth a look.

  • July 31, 2009, 1:35 a.m. CST

    WWR is a complete rip-off of

    by ApneicMonkey

    Maschinen Krieger (ZBV3000, SF3D) by Kow Yokoyama. Ashley Wood even personally closes down any thread that mentions Ma.K on his site because the asshole doesn't want anyone to find out that he's a complete hack who can't fart an original idea. Sure, he's a talented artist but a hack nonetheless.

  • July 31, 2009, 1:40 a.m. CST

    Chicks dig giant robots!

    by DerLanghaarige

    WHERE IS MY MEGAS XLR MOVIE!?! Tyler Labine IS Coop!

  • July 31, 2009, 1:57 a.m. CST


    by The Amazing G

    that Silent Hill comic they made was hilariously awful

  • July 31, 2009, 1:57 a.m. CST

    do you think we'll eventually get the Evangelion movie?

    by The Amazing G

    it'll be like to Watchmen movie of anime movies!

  • July 31, 2009, 1:58 a.m. CST


    by The Amazing G

  • July 31, 2009, 2:08 a.m. CST

    EXO SQUAD motherfuckers!!...

    by AnakinsDiapers

    ...get on it.

  • July 31, 2009, 2:13 a.m. CST

    Is he gonna take Bay's cock again to get him to direct another P

    by Citizen Sane

    Is he gonna take Bay's cock again to get him to direct another POS?

  • July 31, 2009, 2:44 a.m. CST

    How bout Tranzor Z

    by dailysportspages

  • July 31, 2009, 2:45 a.m. CST

    Enough Already!!!

    by Media Messiah

    Can't Hollywood do anyhthing other than a gimmick???

  • July 31, 2009, 2:56 a.m. CST

    Giant robots are the new Zombies

    by D.Vader

    But I hope not. I'm still trying to get my zombie project off the ground.

  • July 31, 2009, 3:35 a.m. CST

    let's see if bruckheimer could do better

    by cloudrider`

    than spielberg. for once, i'm actually rooting for bruckheimer to outdo the bayformers. after indy 4 and the bayformers, and how successful those crapfest are at the box office, i'd do my heart good to see spielberg outdone.

  • July 31, 2009, 3:39 a.m. CST

    WTF *did* you want from SALVATION, anyway, Quint?

    by BurnHollywood

    A post-show blow job and some cutesy giggles like in that fucking STAR TREK abomination (that SALVATION has nearly caught up to, thanks to better taste in movies outside the US)?<p> STAR TREK...$379 million<br> SALVATION...$361 million<p> Har de har fucking har...

  • July 31, 2009, 3:45 a.m. CST

    SALVATION sucked dick

    by dioxholster

    one lousy giant robot done for the trailers and stupidest story told with zero acting involved.

  • July 31, 2009, 3:55 a.m. CST

    If David Lean were still alive ...

    by No Respectable Gentleman

    ... he'd never get work.

  • July 31, 2009, 4:56 a.m. CST

    Terminator Salvation

    by HagCeli

    was wayyyyy better than Mostow's bland and boring T3 which came across as a pedestrian rehash of the first two films. Salvation certainly isn't a perfect film, but at least the powers that be had the balls to try a new storytelling angle. The script had some nice twists and took its characterizations and philosophy a lot more serious than I expected. Plus, McG's directing wasn't half as bad - and I really don't like any of his other films - but I'd pick him over Bay anytime. Although Salvation doesn't reach the heights of T and T2, it's certainly a better film than most of the sensationally stupid drivel (Transformers 2) that's clogging screens this summer. (I bet the movie summer of 2009 is one we'll all soon want to forget.)

  • July 31, 2009, 4:57 a.m. CST


    by HagCeli

    what we need is NOT: MORE FUCKIN' ROBOTS!!!! Stop it already.

  • July 31, 2009, 5:39 a.m. CST


    by Knuckleduster

    Maybe he wanted more than mere mediocrity followed by a ridiculously awful third act. Most people get turned off when a film lacks suspense, intrigue, subtext, character and overall substance.

  • July 31, 2009, 6:06 a.m. CST

    has anyone seen that movie "the shout"? john hurt kills with his

    by ironic_name

    imagine that kind of shout power, only you're shouting "meh!"<P> thats how this is, man. I'm telling you.

  • July 31, 2009, 6:17 a.m. CST

    kills with his voice

    by ironic_name

  • July 31, 2009, 6:35 a.m. CST

    Might be interested...

    by KillDozer

    if Bruckheimer wasn't involved.

  • July 31, 2009, 7:43 a.m. CST


    by Big_Daddy_Nero


  • July 31, 2009, 8:03 a.m. CST

    So it's like Terminator except

    by kafka07

    it's on the moon too. Gotcha.

  • July 31, 2009, 8:05 a.m. CST


    by H_woodExecMakingStupidDecisions

    T O T A L F U C K I N G D E S T R U C T I O N!

  • July 31, 2009, 8:13 a.m. CST


    by MediaNerd

    Your zombie project might be safe. One of Wood's other books is "Zombies vs Robots vs Amazons", so if this one does well....

  • July 31, 2009, 8:41 a.m. CST

    If there's another X-Men movie, look for Sentinels

    by kabong

    Giant robots gotta eat.

  • July 31, 2009, 9:49 a.m. CST

    How about some more Robot Jox?

    by Ecto-1

    Well, if this is truely the start of a giant robot movie fad, then I'd like a new Robot Jox film. Complete with stop-motion animated robots. Forget about Terminator, they messed that up so much with Salvation, I hope that they never make another one.

  • July 31, 2009, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Terminator: Salvation was tits!!!

    by Kevin_Smiths_Anal_Scratch

    Listen up haters...TS kicked the shit outta T3...I've read your posts for months and it's time for me to step in and say your a bunch of wankers...Hey guess what not every movie can be "The Godfather"...So if your wondering I loved Star Trek, TS, and Transformers 2...Good times were had at all three flicks and that's what counts...By the way Seth Rogen and Judd Apatow are the tits as well...Later d-bags.

  • July 31, 2009, 11:26 a.m. CST

    No, T:S fucking sucked, if you have any taste that is

    by bullet3

    I don't see how anyone who was a fan of the original movies could watch that and think it was a good movie. It completley manages to destroy the end-of-the-world atmosphere that cameron was able to pull off on like 1/25th the budget. It makes skynet seem incompetent and unscary.Not to mention how horribly it fails just as a movie on its own. There's no character arc, the robot's plan doesn't make any sense at all, everything is edited very abruptly, making it feel like it wasn't planned out at all, or got cut to shit later, oh yeah, it doesn't even show the fucking terminator war MCG kept promising. Worst of all, the story is utterly pointless, nothing of note is accomplished or happens, there is no reason to tell that story. Honestly, you could teach an entire film course on all the ways that movie is a disaster.

  • July 31, 2009, 11:29 a.m. CST


    by donkey_lasher

    We need an adaptation of Pat Mill's robot warfest. Hammerstein vs The Volgs (or another less stereotypical invader) Back in the 80's they were the coolest robots around.

  • July 31, 2009, 11:33 a.m. CST

    Moon AND Mars!?!

    by mattforce7

    Lets get our Ass to MAAaars

  • July 31, 2009, 11:34 a.m. CST

    I saw Terminator Salvation Drunk

    by mattforce7

    it was awesome...but then again i was drunk..things go boom

  • July 31, 2009, 11:53 a.m. CST


    by donkey_lasher

    But not before Fragging shitloads of Volgs! That could be one gritty and grim story.

  • July 31, 2009, 11:53 a.m. CST

    I'm drunk now

    by donkey_lasher

    This talkback is ace

  • July 31, 2009, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Transformers meets World War Z?

    by PixarsSUP

  • July 31, 2009, 12:18 p.m. CST


    by uberman

    So, as far as I'm concerned, its good to go.

  • July 31, 2009, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Could a live action Robotech be around the corner

    by Chuck_Chuckwalla

    Not that I'm dying to see it but I was hooked on that show back in college.

  • July 31, 2009, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Damn you M. Night Shyamalan!

    by --- Emperor ---

    Fuck off and learn from a real pro: Neil Blomkamp. Fucking poser.

  • July 31, 2009, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Starring Denzel Washington and Nicholas Cage!

    by MrMysteryGuest

    Cameo by Eddie Murphy!

  • July 31, 2009, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Songs by Aerosmith and LeAnn Rimes!

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • July 31, 2009, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Directed by Tony Scott!

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • July 31, 2009, 4:43 p.m. CST



    Just re-make Robot Jox! You know it makes sense...

  • July 31, 2009, 5:30 p.m. CST


    by donkey_lasher

    Sorry, repeating myself now. Robots built to act like humans and in a human war that parallels modern warfare would be fucking awesome.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 8:56 a.m. CST

    ABC WARRIORS...yep!

    by quantize

    unless of course Hollywood managed to fuck it up royally like they did with Dredd...

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