Phil Lord and Chris Miller are having quite a 2019, so far. Now, a new film project from the duo, The Last Human, has sparked a heated interest from multiple studios, if not an outright bidding war. Human is based on an upcoming children’s book of the same name by Lee Bacon. 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. The Last Human is set to be published October 2019 by Amulet Books, an imprint of Abrams. Lord and Miller were last in the directors’ chair for Solo: A Star Wars Story, but were taken off the project near the end of production and replaced with Ron Howard. Lord and Miller are repped by UTA; Gayden is repped by UTA and Kaplan Perrone; Bacon is repped by UTA and The Gernert Company.

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