Barry Sonnenfeld Tapped To Direct ‘Lore’ Starring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

Men in Black director Barry Sonnenfeld has been tapped to direct the comic book adaptation of Lore, according to Deadline. Currently slated to star in the picture is Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, an actor who has been in high demand as of late. Not only is he working on Fast and the Furious 6, “The Rock” will also appear in director Jon Chu’s upcoming sequel G.I. Joe: Retaliation.

Should Barry Sonnenfeld take the aforementioned gig, the film will serve as his first endeavor since Men in Black 3, which earned around $175 million at the domestic box office. Not too shabby.

Unfamiliar with T. P. Lousie and Ashley Wood’s Lore? This synopsis should help shed some light on the subject:

“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…”

Based on that description alone, it’s pretty safe to assume that Dwayne Johnson will portray one of the Shepherds in the film. Unless, of course, “The Rock” decides to take a more villainous role this time around. However, given the actor’s leading man status, chances are he’s going to be the hero once again.

Screen Rant reports that Priest scribe Cory Goodman and Jeremy Lott have been selected to handle scripting duties on Barry Sonnenfeld’s Lore. Andrew Lazar, who helped bring Jonah Hex to the big screen, Rick Jacbos, and Walking Dead producer David Alpert will assist Sonnenfeld in crafting the proposed cinematic adaptation.

If you’d like to read the source material before the film hits theaters, IDW Publishing is collecting all six issues of the husband and wife duo’s comic book series into one handy tome. Lore: The Complete Edition is set to arrive on book store shelves on November 16.

Are you a fan of Lore? Do you think Barry Sonnenfeld is the right director for the job?