Lore

This summer’s R.I.P.D., which looked like nothing so much as Men in Black with dead people, was a huge flop for Universal. Indeed, by some measures, it’s one of the biggest box office bombs of all time.

But perhaps because the original Men in Black franchise is still doing pretty well for Sony, Warner Bros. remains eager to launch a similar movie of its own. Last year, they started discussions with MIB director Barry Sonnenfeld to helm the MIB-esque Lore, based on an IDW comic book.

Sonnenfeld has since departed the project, but now they’ve brought relative newcomer David Green (not to be confused with David Gordon Green) on board to replace him. Dwayne Johnson remains attached to star. Hit the jump to learn more about the movie and its new helmer.

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We think we’re alone in the world but we’re not. In reality, there is a secret organization of people who are tasked with fighting an enemy we’ve all heard of but don’t actually know exists. If that sounds like the plot to Men in Black, you’re right, but it’s also Lore, a newly acquired Warner Bros. property based on a graphic novel by T.P. Louise and Ashley Wood. It shares characteristics with MIB but, instead of aliens, humans are protected from mythical creatures of the past.

The film version might soon share a director with that other franchise as Barry Sonnenfeld is now in talks to direct the film with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as one of the Shepherds, a group who defends humanity from mythical creatures. Read more after the jump. Read More »

Yahoo is really getting into the game of making original animated series; we just saw the trailer for Tom Hanks’ sci-fi series Electric City, for example, and now there is another project in the offing. This time it’s a trailer for Dinosaurs vs. Aliens, a motion comic series created by famed comic book writer Grant Morrison and Men in Black director Barry Sonnenfeld. The title pretty much gives you the entire concept in a nutshell, and will probably make you wonder how this made it through the aftermath of Cowboys & Aliens.

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You might remember that not long ago Men in Black director Barry Sonnenfeld was said to be secretly developing a film based on a big comic book property. Now the cat might be out of the bag, and if reports are correct, Sonnenfeld is working on a movie based on DC’s team The Metal Men. Read More »

Barry Sonnenfeld isn’t bothered by all the negative press around his latest film, Men in Black 3. According to reports, Sonnenfeld’s return to directing after about five years was a runaway train of rising costs, script problems and on-set drama. None of that matters to the director because the movie speaks for itself. Men in Black 3 is finally out May 25 (read our review here) and Sonnenfeld is confident audiences will eat up his crowd-pleasing summer blockbuster featuring the on-screen return of Will Smith, back after a four-year hiatus, and both Tommy Lee Jones and Josh Brolin in the same role.

/Film has the pleasure of speaking with Sonnenfeld about his latest MIB film and, after the jump, you can watch the full video. We discuss the New York Mets, some of the more surprising visuals in the film, Will Smith’s input on the set and story, the controversy over script changes, the fact its not a Big Willie Weekend release with Big Willie song….and vagina. Yes, that’s right. Check it out below. Read More »

For the past year, Men in Black 3 director Barry Sonnenfeld and comic book writer Grant Morrison have been working on a graphic novel called Dominion: Dinosaurs vs. Aliens that will eventually be turned into a movie. The idea was to tell the “true story” of how dinosaurs became extinct as a massive “photorealistic CG movie in 3D.”

With Sonnenfeld doing press for MIB3, he’s answered a few questions about the monster mash-up including the latest on its development as well as the question on everyone’s mind: how the heck do aliens and dinosaurs communicate? Read more after the jump. Read More »

When Barry Sonnenfeld‘s Men in Black 3 was in production, much was made of behind the scenes problems. Reports circulated that it began filming without a full script, production stopped for months on end and scenes were written on the day. No matter to what degree those reports were true or false, the final product definitely feels like a film searching for its identity in those same ways. It wobbles out of the start gate, almost drops out of the race, then finds its footing and finishes strong.

Leaps and bounds better than Men in Black II and featuring many of the traits that mad the 1997 original a hit, Men in Black III is better than you’re expecting but not as good as you’d hoped. Read More »

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