About a year ago, it was reported that "Men in Black" director Barry Sonnenfeld has come up with a new alien story, called "Dominion: Dinosaurs vs Aliens." He teams with comic book writer Grant Morrison ("Batman" "The Invisibles") to develop a graphic novel and a movie.
Today we have a teaser trailer for the motion comic book, which features lots of concept art and a few words from both Sonnenfeld and Morrison. The plan is to eventually develop a film trilogy.
The story chronicles 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.
*sigh* This is a trailer for the motion comic book, whatever the f*ck that is, not the movie...
And...wtf? Aliens versus dinosaurs? Really? What is this, the return of c-movies without the work ethic of Roger Corman? Come on man, aliens come across the f*cking galaxy to battle dinosaurs? And dinosaurs fight back? Even now, we could nudge a large rock from the Kuiper belt to kill off the dinos, which may be the film's end, actually, but even if that's too much, why can't the aliens just nuke them, or engineer some kind of disease?
The premise looks good...on paper (including the comics), but there's so much vague or unaccountable factors & variables that puts it in COWBOYS VS ALIENS territory that...well, makes you go MEH!.
The problem is how do you make it palatable to the mainstream audiences to make this profitable to then warrant to be made into a trilogy? The villains are the aliens of course, but who are the heroes? Will the aliens AND dinosaurs be all CGI? (raising costs exponentially) How do you set up interspecies communication...subtitles?
And all this to be helmed by Barry "No script required" Sonnenfeld. Guy got lucky with MIB, but here's just pushing his luck...
There's more reasons NOT to do this than doing it...any other questions? Ask the flop of JOHN CARTER!
BTW, off topic (kinda), anybody remember the movie CAVEMAN with Ringo Starr & Dennis Quaid? That was f*cking hilarious!! Now those made it work with no real dialogue & was funny as sh!t!!
"You're actually going in with Grant " Wait! Let me f*ck up another comic book for you! " Morrison ?"
Damned f*cking straight! That guy RUINED Batman, and his entire death of Batman storyline is one of the biggest piles of hog sh*t ever written. The sooner someone feeds him head first into a German woodchipper, the better.