Warner Bros. Pictures has picked up the rights to the DC Comics hero team, Metal Men; Lauren Shuler Donner will produce.

Eric Champnella has been brought on board to write the screenplay, revolving around a brilliant scientist, William Magnus, and his creations: six highly advanced robots who have powers associated with their respective metals -- gold, iron, lead, tin, mercury and platinum. Instead of having to be programd, the Metal Men can think for themselves, which is both their genius and their biggest flaw, says The Hollywood Reporter.

No production schedule has been set for Metal Men.