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See What You Have Wrought, Cowboys & Aliens? Sonnenfeld Developing Dominion: Dinosaurs Versus Aliens

By TK Burton | Industry | May 11, 2011 |

By TK Burton | Industry | May 11, 2011 |

Welcome to the next Hollywood trend, my friends. You can blame Jon Favreau. I have the sneaking suspicion that, after numerous smaller, ninjacentric films like Zombie Vs. Ninja and Ninja Vs. Alien, Favreau’s Cowboys and Aliens is going to cause the whole “versus” concept to blow wide open and storm the multiplex now.

In this case, Barry Sonnenfield, who refuses to let the Men In Black franchise die, is developing a graphic novel with comic book writer Grant Morrison (All Star Superman, Final Crisis, The Invisibles) with plans on adapting it into a film as well. That project? Dominion: Dinosaurs Versus Aliens. Yeah. Here’s the pitch:

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.

Yowza. I have no idea if they’re planning on having any actual humans in the film, or even if it’s going to be live action — I kind of pray that it’s not. But the idea is pretty goofy, but I have to say that Morrison brings some sense of credibility. Morrison’s a pretty wild writer with some ideas that have ranged from phenomenal and subversive, to ridiculous and silly, but he’s got undeniable talent. Sonnenfeld, on the other hand, also directed Wild Wild West. That’s kind of hard to forgive (though he also directed the pilot episode of the live-action version of “The Tick,” which I’ve always adored). So that’s a mixed bag.

Anyway, who knows what’ll come in the wake of this. What’s next? Strippers Vs. Werewolves?


Oh. Shit. Never mind.

(source: Deadline, Bloody Disgusting. Header image via Mick Collins)

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