After watching many franchises crumble at the boxoffice, studios are beginning to finally take on some original ideas. With history being rewritten (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) and mish-mash battles (Cowboys vs Aliens) already on the summer horizon, Men in Black franchise director Barry Sonnenfeld it going to take things up a notch (or ten).
Sonnenfeld, finishing up his third Men in Black film, has come up with a new spin on the alien film genre. Sonnenfeld is at the center of a publishing/movie deal with Liquid Comics and producer Arnold Rifkin and his Cheyenne Enterprises. Sonnenfeld will team with comic book writer Grant Morrison to develop a graphic novel and movie under the title: “Dominion: Dinosaurs Versus Aliens”. Morrison, whose comic book work includes “Batman” and “The Invisibles,” will write both the graphic novel and the script. Sonnenfeld will direct the film, reports Deadline.
The graphic novel will chronicle a secret prehistoric world war battle. When an alien invasion attacks Earth in the age of the dinosaurs, the planet’s only hope is the giants that roam the planet with, it turns out, a lot more intelligence than previously realized.
The graphic novel will be published later this year in print and digital formats. Artwork will be done by Liquid’s Mukesh Singh, who teamed with Morrison on “18 Days.”