New Director for Dwayne Johnson Sci-Fi Film


David Green is a lucky man indeed. After directing Echo, a small Disney film (with a reported budget of $5 million) that was eventually sold to Relativity after sitting on the shelf, Green has been picked to direct Lore, a new Dwayne Johnson sci-fi film. The film is an adaptation of an IDW book/graphic novel written by Ashley Wood and T.P. Louise.

According to THR:

The sci-fi actioner, with a script by Cory Goodman and Jeremy Lott, tells of a secret society of shepherds (they herd monsters) that has long held the line on the encroachment of mythological creatures and when the succession line is broken in modern days, a woman finds herself shouldering the responsibility to stop the creatures’ return.

Interestingly, Men in Black director Barry Sonnenfield was attached at the helm, but stepped off when he couldn’t reach an agreed budget with the studio. Sonnenfield will still be attached as an executive producer.

Lore doesn’t quite have a production schedule as yet, nor a release date. They both depend on Dwayne Johnson’s schedule clearing up.

Green’s Echo, which tells of teens who are called in to help a stranded alien, has a Jan. 10, 2014 release date.

Source: THR