– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Phil Lord and Chris Miller may have been booted from Solo: A Star Wars Story all those months ago, but the pair are still quite the hot commodity in Hollywood. They recently produced both Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part — two animated films that critics have been heaping praise at (though the latter’s box office haul is definitely on the disappointing side).

Now, they’ve been the subject of a bidding war that finally has a victor. According to THR, their next project called The Last Human, which is based on a children’s book by Lee Bacon, was just picked up by Sony. Sony was able to beat out competition that included Netflix, Warner Bros., and Universal — so basically all the big players. Lord and Miller will be directing this project and it will be their next after Artemis at Fox. The script is to be written by Henry Gayden, who wrote the upcoming Shazam!

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Here’s what the outlet had to say about the yet-to-be-released children’s book, which will hit bookstores in October 2019:

“Set after the robot apocalypse, when humans have been extinct for 30 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.”

Sounds like a fun idea, and it’s honestly not clear whether or not this will be an animated film. Honestly, I could take it either way. If it’s live-action, cool. If it’s animated, I’ll take it. Whatever these guys touch I’ll be seeing. But what about you? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.