Director Barry Sonnenfeld and acclaimed comics writer Grant Morrison (The Invisibles) are teaming up for Dominion: Dinosaurs Versus Aliens. Sonnenfeld will direct and Morrison will write the graphic novel and the screenplay. The story takes place on a secret pre-historic Earth where aliens invade and super-intelligent dinosaurs are the planet’s only hope. If the aliens have a device that chucks giant meteors at the planet, then spoiler alert: they won. Also, I’m not sure how highly-intelligent dinosaurs behave. Do they smoke pipes and read The Economist?
While the premise does seem like it came about because someone saw a kid playing with his dinosaur and aliens toys, I find it somewhat intriguing since I have no idea how they’ll introduce dialogue into the movie. Will everything be subtitled? If the dinosaurs talk, how does that not look silly? Also, can aliens please get a break? We mutilated them earlier this year in Battle: Los Angeles, and they’re going to be fighting against cowboys this summer. Are we sending these movies into space as a warning? In any event, the graphic novel will be published later this year. Sonnenfeld is currently at work on another alien flick, Men in Black III.