So here’s a taint tickling trifecta of good news. J.J. Abrams + Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese (writers of Zombieland) + -wait for it- MICRONAUTS = childhood jubilation.
Yep, Paramount Pictures has hired screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick to draft Micronauts for producer J.J. Abrams. In the Deadline story, they mention Micronauts was “one of the Hasbro brands mentioned as a priority movie project in a third quarter earnings conference call done for investors today by Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner.” The very same call that alerted everyone of Michael Bay’s possible return to the Transformers franchise (*fart*)
OK, lets back track for a moment and explain to the YUTES (youths) the awesomeness of Mirconauts. A Hasbro-owned toy brand from back in the mid 70’s and early 80’s that blends robots with interchangeable parts. And then there was the comic which told of their (convoluted) robotic war cross the Microverse. Ah, I remember them fondly. Well, not too fondly. In fact, I remember how I didn’t care for them whatsoever and just wanted Star Wars toys. Eh, if you were at a friends house and all the poor bastard had was Micronauts… they were fun enough to play with.
So…I hear Abrams, Zombieland duo and Mirconauts and I get a big dumb grin on my face. I think it’s great. Then again. Micronauts? How about some goddamn Voltron man, or the GoBots even?! Suffice to say I’m tossed between feeling happy and perplexed.
Micronauts is the second big job for the writers, they recently wrote G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation, and the X-Men spinoff film Deadpool for Fox. They are also adapting the graphic novel Cowboy Ninja Viking for Disney.