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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Lore is quickly becoming one of the more talked-about indies of the year. Australian director Cate Shortland (Somesault) made the film, and co-wrote the film with Robin Mukherjee, based on part of Rachel Seiffert’s novel The Dark Room.

The film follows a young woman and her siblings as they flee to safety across ruined Germany in the wake of Hitler’s death. Their parents were fervent Nazis, and as the children cross their country, they face horrific truths about what has been done in the name of the cause their parents believed in.

This trailer for Lore shows off the film’s often exquisite cinematography, and will give you a sense of how that journey plays out. Read More »

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 »

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