Director Barry Sonnenfeld says project is a dream come true.
Tue, May 10 2011 at 6:43 PM
Courtesy of Deadline.com
If this summer's upcoming "Cowboys vs. Aliens" popcorn flick has you eagerly awaiting other bizarre mashups involving invaders from outer space, director Barry Sonnenfield thinks you'll enjoy hearing about his next project.
The 58-year-old, who is wrapping up his third "Men in Black" film, has signed on to direct the film "Dominion: Dinosaurs Versus Aliens." Deadline is reporting that Sonnenfield will team up with comic book writer Grant Morrison to develop a graphic novel under the same name.
"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," Sonnenfeld told the site. "We've been trying to do a project ever since."
Naturally, the film involves aliens attacking a prehistoric Earth, with dinosaurs (who have been given a generous bump in intelligence by Morrison) being our world's only hope.
Sound a bit familiar? Back in the '80s, there was this awesome cartoon called "Dinosaucers" — and while it didn't necessarily feature aliens, it did have alien dinosaurs with high-tech weapons fighting each other. Being a 10-year-old at the time, I thought it was a pretty great show. Today, I'm not so sure it could carry a feature-length film like Sonnenfeld is imagining.
Nevertheless, we'll get an idea of just how good the movie might be when the graphic novel debuts later this year. And for those rolling their eyes at how ridiculous this all sounds, remember that this isn't the only insane mashup coming to the big screen. Earlier this year, Michael Bay announced his involvement in a flick pitting zombies against robots.
So yes, Hollywood may be getting desperate for some original ideas, but at least the 5-year-old inside of you will finally have some answers to some very important questions.
Check out the intro to the "Dinosaucers" cartoon below:
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