Based on its fantastical premise, 'Lore' was already sounding like the next 'Men in Black.' Now, with this latest development on the film, it's almost officially the next 'Men in Black.' 'MIB' helmer Barry Sonnenfeld is in talks to direct Warner Bros.' movie adaptation of the IDW comic, which has already lined up Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson to star.
If you think Hollywood has run out of "vs." ideas then think again. We've got ninjas vs. zombies, zombies vs. strippers, aliens going up against cowboys, aliens going up against The Fresh Prince and now we're going to get 'Dinosaurs vs. Aliens.' Why? That's not the question Hollywood ever asks. It's always, "Why not?"
The world needs more comic-book properties like it needs a hole in the head. But with ‘The Avengers’ setting box office records at a staggering pace, you know the industry’s going to crank out more and more, so it’s wise to tap filmmakers like ‘Men In Black’ helmer Barry Sonnenfeld to potentially guide a lucrative comic-book franchise.
There are few things that can kill a franchise, even audience apathy. And so even if a film has a famously troubled production history and is coming ten years after the last film, if it's a franchise there must be some way to keep making sequels even if none of the stars return. And though 'Men in Black III' may be Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones's last time in the 'Black' universe Barry Sonnenffeld has confirmed that the film sets up a possible reboot.