Warner Brothers are planning on making a film version of Lore, and Barry Sonnenfeld is in talks to direct. It’s a good fit, for Lore will be a Sci-Fi action thriller. It is adapted from a comic of the same name illustrated by Australian artist Ashley Wood and written by his wife T.P. Louise. Not much else is known about it (unless you have read the comic of course…).
“a young man who reluctantly becomes a member of an elite secret order charged with protecting humanity from the beasts of folklore who invade our world.”
So, expect the story of Grimm, but as light as TV’s Beauty and the Beast (with Ron Perlman). It will need guns – lots of guns – to have any chance of success.
My prediction: Sonnenfeld will pass, a lesser-known director will take it on, and because Ashley Wood is an executive producer, it will be dark and interesting, perhaps similar to Sin City or Dark City.
According to Vulture.com:
our spies tell us that Sonnenfeld has actually attached himself to DC Comics’ The Metal Men series.
Image courtesy of Wikipedia
For those unfamiliar (and let’s be honest, that’s probably most people), The Metal Men centers on an artificial-intelligence expert named William Magnus who creates six cyborgs, each made from a distinct chemical element with talents reflecting their places in the periodic table: Gold, their leader, was almost infinitely stretchable; Iron, the strongman; Lead, the simpleton protector; Mercury, the capricious risk-taker who could melt into the tiniest crevices; Platinum, a female cyborg who could flatten herself but who couldn’t believe she wasn’t a real woman.
Sounds like a pretty amazing script would be required first, and it would have to be pretty funny.
Cinema Blend comments:
The source material sounds unendingly goofy, but don’t count out Sonnenfeld, who didn’t just make magic with the original Men in Black, but also managed to adapt The Addams Family into a really rewarding movie in the early 90s