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The next movie from Phil Lord and Chris Miller will see the duo heading back into the live-action realm after they conquered animation, spawning a multimillion dollar franchise with their surprise hit The LEGO Movie and shepherding last year’s critical darling Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse to possible Oscar success. Lord and Miller’s latest film, a sci-fi feature called The Last Human, has sparked a heated bidding war between several studios that landed them an eight-figure deal with Sony/Tristar.
Deadline reports that Sony’s Tristar Pictures landed the highly sought-after The Last Human when Lord and Miller’s attachment sparked a heated bidding war between Universal, Warner Bros, Netflix, MGM/Annapurna, Paramount, New Regency and MRC in what is thus far the biggest deal of the year. Everybody but Fox/Disney, for obvious reasons.
Lord - Miller - Human - Reverse - ET
Lord and Miller will be directing and producing The Last Human, which is described as a “reverse ET, in which three robots discover and protect a human child.” The film will be based on an upcoming children’s book of the same name by Lee Bacon. Henry Gayden, the writer behind Warner Bros.’ upcoming Shazam!, will pen the script, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Here is the summary of The Last Human per THR:
Set - Robot - Apocalypse - Humans - Years
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,...
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