One more comic book is being snatched up by Warner Brothers to be converted the magical format known as “moving pictures”. This time the title to be adapted is Lore, a lesser-known property created by the husband and wife team of T.P. Louise and Ashley Wood. The basic story revolves around a group of world protectors known as the Shepherds. They are a secret organization that fights mythical creatures in an effort to save the world from their evil schemes.
Here’s a brief, describing the comic:
In times past, the world was full of mythical creatures – creatures long since banished and held at bay by the secret society of Shepherds. But when the generational line of Shepherds is broken, a reluctant hero finds her life threatened from every quarter. And the creatures are coming back…
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been attached to star as one of the Shepherds even before Warner Bros. dropped the cash on Lore. Now, they’re trying to persuade Barry Sonnenfeld (Men in Black) that he’d be best for the job of director. And while Johnson may be known for taking pretty much any role he can get, Sonnenfeld may take a little more convincing.
I’m not familiar with Lore myself, but from what I’ve read it’s supposed to be a fairly complex and decently praised piece of work. I wonder if Sonnenfeld and ol’ Scorpion King can do it justice or if we’re just looking at a fantasy version of Men in Black?
Thanks to /film for the heads-up.