Barry Sonnenfeld to Direct Dwayne Johnson in Sci-Fi Adventure 'Lore'

September 25, 2012

Lore / Barry Sonnenfeld

After delivering an entertaining, though paradoxical, sequel in the form of Men in Black 3 earlier this summer, Deadline reports director Barry Sonnenfeld is doing sci-fi again with more established intellectual property. As we heard earlier this April, Dwayne Johnson was slated to lead Lore, an adaptation of Ashley Wood and T.P. Louise's graphic novel set up at Warner Bros. Since the project was described as "Men in Black with mythological creatures," it makes sense to bring Sonnenfeld in to direct the story of a secret order defending the world against creatures believed to be mythological, but actually exist. Read on!

Here's a slightly more detailed description: "In times past, the world was full of mythical creatures - creatures long since banished and held at bay by the secret society of Shepherds. But when the generational line of Shepherds is broken, a reluctant hero finds her life threatened from every quarter. And the creatures are coming back!" We speculated before that Johnson would be some kind of protector of the female hero mentioned in the brief synopsis, but could the adaptation written by Priest scribe Cory Goodman and Jeremy Lott make the lead character male instead of female? I guess we'll have to wait and see.

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A Fresh Start for Sonnenfield.

DAVIDPD on Sep 25, 2012


from the picture, i thought he was the teacher from ferris bueller's day off.

truong18 on Sep 25, 2012


The story seems awful. So in the past these creatures lived along the world, why anybody has to protect the world from them?. It seems more believable that a mythological creature would have to save the world from humans, because we are actually destroying it, aren't we?

JM on Sep 25, 2012


yea - the story does sound awful

beevis on Sep 25, 2012

5 🙂

Cody W on Sep 25, 2012


From reading the first two books I always saw it a bit like Troll Hunters. Some of the monsters are great. I'm a sucker for Ash Woods artwork though.

Carpola on Sep 26, 2012

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