Among the many projects that moviegoers might be able to smell the Rock cooking up is graphic novel adaptation Lore, which for a while last September had Barry Sonnenfeld attached to direct. It appears the Men In Black veteran and studio Warner Bros. couldn’t come to terms on a budget, so he’s jumped ship while hanging on to an executive producer credit. In his place? Newcomer David Green.
The new man with the megaphone has largely worked on shorts, but does have one feature credit to his name – Echo, the tale of teens receiving strange text messages from a new construction site – set for release via Relativity next year.
Now, however, it appears he’ll be making a similar jump to Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes’ Rupert Wyatt and Jurassic Park IV’s Colin Trevorrow, graduating to a big star (Mr Rock, if he has time in his schedule) and a much bigger budget.
Lore, adapted from the IDW comic book, follows a secret society of shepherds who maintain the line between monsters and humanity, ensuring that mythological beasts don’t slip into our world and cause havoc. When the succession line is broken, a young woman has to take on the responsibility for stopping a potential monster-geddon.
Cory Goodman and Jeremy Lott adapted the script from Ashley Wood, T.P. Louise and Robbie Robbins’ work. Yes, it sounds a bit like MIB (and, by extension, recent flop R.I.P.D.), and has struggled in development for years, but it might finally have found its way. We hope it’s worth it…