Hollywood is a tough place. Grant Morrison may be a god of comics — the most inventive superhero idea smith since Kirby, even — and his new book about superheroes called SUPERGODS just got a starred review in Publishers Weekly. He’s been out in Hollywood for a few years, working on such advanced ideas as WE3 and Sinatoro, but we’ve yet to se ean actual Morrison movie. his new screenplay has just been announced, one with a pretty good chance at being produced, it seems, and it’s called DOMINION: ALIENS VS DINOSAURS. It doesn’t get any simpler than that. Barry Sonnenfeld is developing the story as both a graphic novel and a movie, in conjunction with Liquid Comics.
The graphic novel will chronicle 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. Sonnenfeld, Rifkin and Devarajan will produce, while Liquid cofounder Gotham Chopra will be executive producer. WME will package the film.
The graphic novel will be published later this year in print and digital formats. Artwork will be done by Liquid’s Mukesh Singh, who teamed with Morrison on 18 Days. Morrison’s repped by ICM.
Hey, it’s a living. And the concept art is nice!
And knowing Morrison, the Aliens will all be worshipers of Shiva while the Dinosaurs have nano-brains implanted in their thumbs. Or something like that.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.