The Next Film Phil Lord and Chris Miller Will Direct is a Sci-Fi Project Called THE LAST HUMAN
Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The LEGO Movie, 21 Jump Street, Into The Spider-Verse) have found their next live-action film project that they will direct. The movie is a sci-fi film called The Last Human and after a heated bidding war between several studios, the project landed at Sony’s Tristar Pictures.
The Last Human is based on an upcoming children’s book of the same name that was written by Lee Bacon. It’s described as a “reverse ET, in which three robots discover and protect a human child.” Here’s the plot summary that was provided by THR:
Set after the robot apocalypse, when humans have been extinct for thirty years, the story follows a 12-year-old robot, XR_935, who is happy to live in a world without crime, pollution or war. One day, XR discovers a human, Emma, who is also 12 years old, but has spent her entire life inside an underground bunker, hidden away from machines. Emma and XR form an unlikely friendship, and, with two other robotic companions, embark on a dangerous voyage in search of a mysterious point on a map, a journey that will require them to break all of the rules while also challenging ideas of prejudice.
This sounds like it will be a totally fun flick and it’s the kind of project that will fit Lord and Miller’s filmmaking style and sense of humor perfectly. A robot riff on E.T.!? Hell yeah, I’m 100% on board!
Shazam! writer Henry Gayden will be writing the script and I’ll be looking forward to seeing how the movie turns out! Does it sounds like the kind of movie that you’d enjoy?