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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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 »
Want to see a ton of behind the scenes images from The Avengers and The Amazing Spider-Man? Why are Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone singing? When does The Wolverine start filming? Will Loki be redeemed in Thor 2? Who is rumored to play Lobo in a new movie? What’s the link between the NBA and The Dark Knight Rises? Which site says Ant-Man has been greenlit? Has a famous comic writer created his own convention? And want to read descriptions of some scenes in Man of Steel? Read about all that and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
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We’ve seen dinosaur films, alien films, humans fighting aliens, humans fighting dinosaurs, Monsters vs. Aliens and, soon, we’ll see Cowboys and Aliens. However we’ve yet to see dinosaurs fighting aliens. And probably for good reason. But, that’s not stopping director Barry Sonnenfeld and comic book writer Grant Morrison from developing a graphic novel and movie idea called Dominion: Dinosaurs Versus Aliens. Morrison, best known for his work on All-Star Superman and Batman (and Doom Patrol, and The Invisibles, and New X-Men, and…), will write the graphic novel and script and Sonnenfeld, currently working on Men in Black 3, will direct. Read More »
It’s a good week for Stephen Fry. He was part of Craig Ferguson‘s successful ‘experiment’ to do an episode of The Late Late Show with no audience, for one. Highly recommend watching that, as their nearly hour-long chat was a great bit of television.
And Fry’s film Hallelujiah!, about the composer George Frideric Handel and his enduring work Messiah, first announced in 2008, has been given some development funding by the UK Film Council. So it should be moving forward. Fry is co-writing that one with Nick Adams, and was originally announced as director. I hope that remains the case.
Finally, the writer/actor/director is working with comic book writer Grant Morrison and film director Paul McGuigan (Gangster No. 1, Push) on a TV show that McGuigan calls “Twin Peaks meets Brigadoon.” Wait, what? Why does that sound so fantastic? Read More »
The Hollywood Reporter has a good article updating DC Comics‘ Hollywood plans. Not much new information to come by, but an interesting read. The one thing I learned from the update is that Warners quietly hired three of DC’s biggest writers last fall as consultants and writers for their upcoming superhero projects — Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison and Marv Wolfman.
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Kung Fu Panda co-director John Stevenson will direct a big screen adaptation of Grant Morrison‘s comic book miniseries We3. Producer Don Murphy confirmed to ShockTillYouDrop that the film will be R-rated, live-action with the likely change of computer generated killer rabbits.
Stevenson has also been rumored to be attached to Joel Silver’s He-Man film, so it looks like he’s trying to find a project in the live-action realm that might benefit from his computer animation background. I wouldn’t expect We3 to go into production any time soon as the project was set up at New Line, but is currently looking for a new home.
FilmIck once called Grant Morrison’s screenplay adaptation “even better than the source material”, saying that it was “the single best unproduced script”. That’s a pretty big claim. Published in 2004 by Vertigo, described as “Western Manga”, the official plot synopsis follows:
“WE3 tells the unforgettable story of three innocent pets — a dog, a cat and a rabbit who have been converted into deadly cyborgs by a sinister military weapons program. With nervous systems amplified to match their terrifying mechanical exoskeletons, the members of Animal Weapon 3 have the firepower of a battalion between them. But they are just the programs prototypes and, now that their testing is complete, theyre slated to be permanently decommissioned” until they seize their one chance to make a desperate run for freedom! Relentlessly pursued by their makers, the WE3 team must navigate a frightening and confusing world where their instincts and heightened abilities make them as much a threat as those hunting them but a world, nonetheless, in which there is something called Home. Action-packed and heart-wrenching, WE3 is a new high mark from two of comics greatest talents.”
For those interested in checking out the paperback, its available on Amazon for $10.39
Our friends at FilmIck have read Grant Morrison’s screenplay for the big screen adaptation of his comic book miniseries We3, and says “It’s even better than the source material.” Brendon claims that it is “the single best unproduced script” he’s ever read. Jeeez, that’s a huge claim.
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