Sony Pictures is in negotiations to pick up Epsilon, a sci-fi spec script by Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick that has Michael DeLuca attached to produce along with the Reese and Wernick, THR reports.
|Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick|
The project hit Hollywood studios on Monday and drew strong interest from Warner Bros. and DreamWorks. Sources say the Sony deal closed in the $1 million range.
Epsilon is set after an initial robot rebellion ended in failure and Earth operates on almost no electronics. The remaining robots seek refuge on a space station and begin to raise their own human lab rats, which they train to act as their agents. The main character is a man who discovers he is more human than he thought.
“Ambitious” is how one source who read the script described the project.
The duo-hit writer gold with the 2010 hit Zombieland, released by Sony. Since then, the duo worked on GI Joe: Retaliation at Paramount and Deadpool at Fox, and they wrote an adaptation of the comic Cowboy Ninja Viking for Disney, among other pursuits.