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It's terrible lizards Vs Los Angeles!

30 April 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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Warners Buys Dino Action Script

Dinosaurs! While they may have been slightly eclipsed by the likes of vampires, werewolves, zombies and aliens in recent years, the cinematic fascination with the giant, scaly beasts never quite goes extinct. And from the looks of recent developments, they’re set to come roaring* back to our screens. With Pixar working on dinos-living-amongst-humans pic The Good Dinosaur and Steven Spielberg overseeing work on a likely new Jurassic Park, Warners is getting in on the reptile action by buying a sci-fi action pitch from John Clisham.

Precious little is known about the plot, aside from the intriguing pitch that it’ll see rapidly evolving dinosaurs attacking present-day Los Angeles. 

The project was originally hatched as a concept for a web series at Break Media, and was in the early test footage phase when Warners executives saw it and decided to pony up cash to buy the rights to make a movie. Given how other formats – most recently TV's Terra Nova – sometimes struggle to deliver the dino goods, a film makes sense.

Clisham, who has a fair bit of experience with blockbusters having worked for James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment for years, most recently spent time as part of the team converting Titanic to 3D.

Clisham is co-writing the screenplay with Mike Bayman and plans to direct the eventual movie, assuming a giant asteroid doesn’t hit it during development.

*Pun entirely intended.

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Reading the article, I was hoping for a typo - but any hopes for an adaptation of John Grisham's forgotten dino legal drama were smashed come the last couple of paragraphs. A shame, really. More

Posted by Manfrendshensindshen at 09:49 on 02 May 2012 | Report This Post

Good to see Warner Brothers taking a chance on something, that's the only way good movies ever get made. This won't win any Oscars (except maybe for special effects) but it could be fun. More

Posted by BenTramer at 17:41 on 01 May 2012 | Report This Post

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