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Barry Sonnenfeld Is Going To Make Dinosaurs Fight Aliens Because Why The Fuck Not

by Kevin Jagernauth
May 10, 2011 5:51 AM
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With Cannes kicking off tomorrow with its slate of quality fare, we need something like this bit of news to remind us Hollywood is never without inspired, if not misguidedly lame, ideas.

Deadline reports that "Men In Black" franchise helmer Barry Sonnenfeld isn't done with aliens just yet and plans to direct a movie in which dinosaurs will square off against space creatures. Sigh. Listen, we're not opposed to random mashups. Jon Favreau's "Cowboys & Aliens" looks like it will be a wickedly smart and fun good time. But this? Well, it's starting off on the right foot with celebrated comic writer Grant Morrison penning the graphic novel which will serve the basis of the script that he will also write. But then it goes onto the wrong foot by being about "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."

Wasn't this a joke on the shortlived "The Critic" way back in the day? Oh yeah, it kind of was. In case you care how "Dominion: Dinosaurs Versus Aliens" -- yep, that's the Troma-esque title -- will turn out, the graphic novel will be published later this year by Liquid Comics.

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3 Comments

  • MDL | May 10, 2011 8:32 AMReply

    Who ever thought the director of photography for Blood Simple would to on to direct MIB, MIBII and MIBIII and now this. I guess it's in his blood.

  • Evan | May 10, 2011 8:14 AMReply

    Yeah the biggest problem is with the fact that its based off anything done by Grant Morrison. That hack cant write crap if you have ever read any of his comics you would know this. This is the same guy who has very effectively ruined Batman, he had batman raped and gave him a son then killed him but didnt kill him. Batman had to fight his way back through time? Now he is writing a movie!? Film as we know it is over.
    Also isnt MIB3 a gigantic train wreck so far? Does this guy ever expect to make money again after it?
    I hope this movie never gets made, we already have enough bros running around saying "you just got inceptioned"

  • John Kinsella | May 10, 2011 6:26 AMReply

    Instead of having the dinosaurs being intelligent, they should have the story told from the alien perspective. They're trying to colonize Earth but can't set up shop because of the dinos. Then they call for help and self destruct their ship which wipes out most life on Earth.

    It takes more aliens 65,000,000 years to get here. The aliens end up being almost human and teach/interbreed with us. That's the sequel. It would be like the beginning of 2001 and the end of BSG. I should really copywrite this idea.

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