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Barry Sonnenfeld To Pit ‘Dinosaurs Versus Aliens’

Written by on May 10, 2011 

I, personally, feel that the whole “mash-up” thing has hit a low point, with Michael Bay‘s production Zombies Vs. Robots likely being how it was reached. Even something like Cowboys & Aliens feels a little forced to me, but at least there are talented people behind that.

This, though…this isn’t going to make things any better. Deadline reports that Men in Black and Wild Wild West director Barry Sonnenfeld is overseeing a graphic novel and film titled Dominion: Dinosaurs Versus Aliens. Grant Morrison will be writing the graphic novel and movie, while Sonnenfeld is directing the latter. Liquid Comics and producer Arnold Rifkin and his Cheyenne Enterprises are “helping” to bring this all together.

The story is said to follow aliens who attack the Earth during its prehistoric age, and the only hope for the planet is – I’ll give you a second to guess – dinosaurs. The latter is said to have a larger amount of intelligence than we’ve known or assumed, and it leads to a “secret prehistoric world war battle.”

The director summed up the project with the following quote:

“Growing up, my fascination was all things dinosaur, and as an adult, I’ve had some success making films about aliens, so this is a dream come true. We’ve been trying to do a project ever since.”

It would be unprofessional of me to type “ugh” in reaction to this news, but that sums up exactly how I feel about this. It all seems like complete fan service, but one that nobody asked for. Even if Sonnenfeld had made a good movie since the first Men in Black (he hasn’t), the idea is just plain stupid. I don’t know about any of you reading this, but I’m excited to ignore the graphic novel when it’s released later this year, and the film version when it comes out a couple of years later.

Does this project sound interesting to you? Are you a fan of Sonnenfeld’s directorial work?




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