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Barry Sonnenfeld Planning to Direct 'Dominion: Dinosaurs vs. Aliens'

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May 10, 2011
Source: Deadline

Dominion: Dinosaurs vs. Aliens

This summer the genre mash-up blockbuster Cowboys & Aliens is pitting, well, cowboys versus aliens. But we've also heard of forthcoming projects focusing on other genre specific battles including Zombies vs. Robots and even Boy Scouts vs. Zombies. Now Men in Black franchise director Barry Sonnenfeld is throwing his hat into the ring with yet another similar project in the form of Dominion: Dinosaurs Versus Aliens. Sonnenfeld is actually working with Liquid Comics and comic writer Grant Morrison to develop a graphic novel (a bigger version of the sneak peek above can be found right here) that will then become a feature film.

Sonnenfeld told Deadline, "Growing up, my fascination was all things dinosaur, and as an adult, I've had some success making films about aliens, so this is a dream come true."  The project is said to chronicle a secret prehistoric world war battle where an alien invasion attacks Earth in the age of the dinosaurs. The prehistoric lizards end up being the planet's only hope and it turns out, they may be a lot more intelligt than previously realized. Hopefully that doesn't mean they have guns and ships, but with a film that will have aliens and dinosaurs fighting, anything can happen. Sounds a bit like pandering to nerds and geeks, but maybe this could work. Anyone interested?

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  • Ictimerlsf
    im interested
  • xamel
    Only saw the title. Totally interested! lol
  • Tester
    bring on the CGI fest ! Im in
  • RhythmDave
    well...YES
  • jah p
    Hell yeah!!Great news! I can't wait! I agree Tester, bring on the CGI fest!I just hope it's a hard R, but knowing the studios it'll be PG-13.
    • Jwb3
      100% agree jah p (and tester), the CGI is gonna and should be intense!! I'm a huge dino nerd and it seems are years pass, movies featuring dinosaurs keep getting cooler and more realistic (jurassic park --> jurassic park 2 --> jurassic park 3 --> king kong). Curious if they're gonna go with a "land before time" or "dinosaur" aspect with the talking dinosaurs or just have the dinos be intelligent enough to kick alien ass
  • Rohender
    Have Tommy Lee Jones voice the Head T-Rex in Charge with Owen Wilson as his ne'er do-well young scion, Taryn Manning as the voice of Owen Wilson's love interest, a tough yet beautiful Raptor and Ving Rhames voicing the Triceratops General who forms an unlikely alliance with the T-Rexes and I'm totally in. Oh, and have Mike Epps and Katt Williams as a couple of jive-talking Pteradactyls and I'm even more totally in.
  • Lamar
    Something ridiculous vs. something outrageous = EPIC WIN!
  • ate
    lol if the dinos are badass it'd be so cheesy to have voices come out of them.
  • Jazz
    GRANT MORRISON. Sweet. This will be the shizz
  • jedibilly
    Talking Dinosaurs!? Noooooooooo!!!! It should be more realistic as CGI Jurassic Park not "Ice Age" GCI!
  • happy camper
    all the dinos will talk in ghetto slang... "Yo T-Rex, I aint playin' we gotts to get prehistoric on their alines asses!"
  • Quazzimotto
    This depends on whether Sonnenfeld wants an animated venture or live action. With an animated movie this could be huge and entertaining. As a live-action...this sounds like a SYFY Original/10,000 BC knock off. I'm not sure if a big studio will allow the kind of budget this would demand to be good as a live action. Potential there, but animation makes more sense unfortunately.
  • Boilerbro Joe
    I'm interested if it's just a kick-ass, atmospheric 1.5 hour film of dinosaurs fighting aliens with absolutely no dialogue. Check out the Japanese manga "Gon" for an idea of what I'm talking about.
  • Rey
    oh hell yea, very very interesting !
  • Rp1n
    Yaaawn. Pass.
  • Anonymous
    noooooooooooooooooooo give me "more cow bell"
  • jah p
    I'm still a sucker for Disney's Dinosaur movie from 2000. I love that movie and still watches it today..those dinosaur in that movie were very detailed even though they talked..so I'm guessing for this to happen and with no humans involved during that time, they'd have to be talking dinos....

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