Francis Lawrence May Direct 'In the Small' Before 'Sgt. Rock'
From one comic book to another. Pajiba is reporting that I Am Legend and Constantine director Francis Lawrence may end up directing an adaptation of a graphic novel called In the Small before he ends up directing the Sgt. Rock adaptation we wrote about a few weeks ago. They explain that Lawrence is attached to a lot of projects, but he doesn't have a "go project" yet, but if everything works out, he could be on In the Small, which is being produced by Akiva Goldsman. Apparently first-time writer Laura Harrington wrote a draft based on Michael Hague's graphic novel for Warner Bros. Sgt. Rock is in for rewrites, but this is ready.
In the Small is about a strange explosion that leaves all humans six inches tall, yet nothing else is affected. Those who survive the transition are forced to create a new social order and adjust in a world where man is no longer at the top of the food chain. As they attempt to find out what happened, humanity is faced with a new and existential threat (like giant bugs!). I hate to make this reference, but with all the miniature men in Night at the Museum, this sounds too similar. I just hope this version is dark and intense, not comedic like Museum. We'll let you know when we hear more about this or anything that Lawrence is attached to direct.