Disney cranks up 'Pet Robots'


Colin Trevorrow has been tapped to write the adaptation of the graphic novel "Pet Robots" for Disney.

Benderspink's Chris Bender and JC Spink are producing.

A high-tech comedy set in the present, "Pet Robots" revolves around futuristic robots that fall into the hands of the least likely group of people. The graphic novel was the brainchild of Scott Christian Sava, who founded an animation studio that worked on Saturday morning TV shows before segueing into publishing comics and children's books.

Casey Wolfe is shepherding for Disney. Jake Weiner is overseeing for Benderspink.

Trevorrow wrote "Tester," which sold to DreamWorks but is not yet set up Paramount. He also is writing "Stealing Time," which has Walt Becker attached, and is set up at Sony with Landscape Entertainment and Sparkler Entertainment producing.

Trevorrow is repped by UTA and 3 Arts Entertainment. (partialdiff)