Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Grant Morrison and Barry Sonnenfeld MUST SUCCEED.

Deadline have reported this... transcendent news:

EXCLUSIVE: Barry 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.

While Sonnenfeld has scored his biggest commercial successes with aliens, he's also a dinosaur fanatic who sparked to the idea of combining them. "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," said Sonnenfeld, who first met Liquid Comics founder Sharad Devarajan when he wrote a forward for one of Liquid's graphic novels. "We've been trying to do a project ever since."
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.  Sonnenfeld, Rifkin and Devarajan will produce, while Liquid cofounder Gotham Chopra will be executive producer. WME will package the film.

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. Morrison's repped by ICM.

Normally this is where I'd call up 8-year-old-Ally, but frankly, 27-year-old-Ally is just as demented at this news.  Grant Morrison and Barry Sonnenfeld.  Working on a film that involves a war between aliens and dinosaurs.

Hollywood, listen to me very carefully. Whatever it is Grant Morrison and Barry Sonnenfeld need to make this film - money, wine, women, men, drugs, Faberg√© eggs, their own sovereign country - let them have it.  Give it to them.  Make this happen.



MAKE.  THIS.  HAPPEN.

6 comments:

  1. Not much of a fan of Morrison's work. Batman RIP and final crisis where almost incomprehensible. The Return of Bruce Wayne was mediocre and while All Star Superman wasn't bad, but it was the art that pushed it over the edge.

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  2. Not much of a fan of Morrison's work. Batman RIP and final crisis where almost incomprehensible. The Return of Bruce Wayne was mediocre and while All Star Superman wasn't bad, but it was the art that pushed it over the edge.

    I'm with you on those, but The Invisibles and We3 are what I think of when I think Grant Morrison. That, and Mark Millar.

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  3. I actually liked All-Star Superman quite a bit. Also enjoyed his earlier work on Doom Patrol. The first couple of story arcs anyway.

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  4. Morrison's run on X-Men was the best thing since Claremont left. Eccentrically weird and altogether stimulating reading. Not a lot interests me in comics these days-not since the demise of Shade,the changing man, Sandman and (my all time fave!) Cerebus.

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  5. Why is the saucer section of the Enterprise-D attacking dinosaurs?

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