Lore gets Barry Sonnenfeld as director

[adrotate banner=”1″]The comic Lore is basically MIB for mythical creatures, so getting MIB, MIIB, and MIIIB director Barry Sonnenfeld sounds like a good deal. Add that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is attached and it sounds even better. The Lore comic is made by Ashley Wood and T.P. Louise and features Shepherds that hold back mythical creatures from causing problems. Except the line of Shepherds is broken and a replacement is chosen, thus leading to drama fit for visual storytelling.

The screenplay by Cory Goodman and Jeremy Lott led to a bidding war between Warner Brothers, Paramount, and Sony. Warners won on a seven figure deal.

With The Rock attached and the studios excited because the film at least has enough good stuff to get people interested, maybe we’ll end up with a fun fantasy romp. And it’s cool how I didn’t make a joke about Lore also being the name of Data’s brother….WHOOPS!!



Metal Men to rust all over theaters soon!

[adrotate banner=”1″]Men in Black series director Barry Sonnenfeld is ramping up to direct another comic book movie, Metal Men! Yes, we all know who Metal Men is, so no explanation is needed. Okay, fine, I’ll explain it for the one guy who accidentally lands here while looking for “pictures chucky” (actual search term) Good guy but probably crazy scientist Dr. Will Magnus made six robots, each based on a metal, and used them as a super hero team to fight bad guys. Gold is the leader and can stretch, Iron is super strong, Tin is insecure, Lead is a moron and can turn into a shield to block radiation, Mercury can melt, and Platinum can flatten and think’s she’s a real woman named Tina. And she’s in love with Dr. Will Magnus

At some point they get rebooted so they’re transferred consciousnesses of real people trapped in the robot bodies. And sarcastic female Copper gets added to their lineup. I’m not going to touch when they were the Death Metal Men, because even I’m confused.

It sounds like someone saw all that money Iron Man was bringing in, and decided that dudes made of all sorts of metal were really hot right now! Look out, Silver Surfer!

via Vulture

Metal Men

Coming soon to a theater near YOU!

Dinosaurs vs. Aliens wants to bring more dino action to the big screen

[adrotate banner=”1″]Dinosaurs vs. Aliens is a graphic novel from Liquid Comics, written by Grant Morrison, based on a story by Barry Sonnenfeld (director of Men in Black), and with art by Mukesh Singh. Dinosaurs vs. Aliens is also being pitched at a potential film (with Sonnenfeld directing), though the title similarity to Cowboys vs. Aliens may be a bit of a turnoff. Hopefully it ends up better than Monsters vs. Aliens, which was boring boring boring.

The plot involves aliens invading during the time of the dinosaurs, and luckily for Earth the dinosaurs are pretty smart and kick some alien butt!

This is not the only potential intelligent dinosaur film coming out, and we may soon have a very dinosaur new year. It will be Dino-mite! HA! I kill me…

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