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Barry Sonnenfeld To Direct Supernatural ‘Lore’ With Dwayne Johnson

Barry Sonnenfeld To Direct Supernatural 'Lore' With Dwayne Johnson

For the five of you that are going to wonder…. No, this is not remake of Cate Shortland‘s recent post-WWII drama, but instead is Warner Bros. upcoming graphic novel adaptation that has Dwayne Johnson attached to star. And now, it’s locking down a director.

Men In Black” trilogy helmer Barry Sonnenfeld is in talks for the gig which Deadline says was “a hot job” with the studio meeting “with a bunch of good directors.” So why Sonnenfeld got hired is a mystery (*rimshot*). But apparently, the movie will be tonally similar to “Men In Black,” so he’s a good fit for the material anyway. Based on the comic by T.P. Louise and Ashley Wood, the film is set in a world once full of mythical creatures – ones which have long since been banished and held by a secret society of Shepherds. Cory Goodman (“Priest“) wrote the script with Jeremy Lott penned the script.

So…hooray? Sonnenfeld isn’t exactly a name you pick to get audiences excited, but he’s a proven money-maker who can handle big budgets, special effects and deliver, so we guess he’s a good hire. But remember when this guy was a cinematographer for the Coens and worked on “Blood Simple,” “Raising Arizona” and “Miller’s Crossing“? Whatever happened to that Barry Sonnenfeld?

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