Devolution, from an idea by Max Brooks.
With an aging franchise and Chris Pine coming off This Means War, the studio is thrilled to get someone with a recent hit to his name.
Vulture has learned exclusively that Bender is a cat's breath away from landing the job.
Plus: Janeane Garofalo joins 'Criminal Minds' spinoff.
"We don't know if we write 'Lost' or if 'Lost' writes us."
Plus: Bow Wow joins 'Entourage,' Sam Neill joins 'Crusoe,' and Blake Lively's brother joins the '24' prequel.