Dwayne Johnson’s fantasy flick Lore has found a new filmmaker to bring the tale to the big screen.
Men in Black director Barry Sonnenfeld was originally selected to helm the proposed adaptation of the acclaimed IDW Publishing graphic novel. However, Sonnenfeld and Warner Bros. couldn’t agree on a budget for the flick. This resulted in his exit from the picture.
Since the studio is still very interested in getting Lore on the big screen, producers searched for someone else to tackle the flick. Warner recently tapped director David Green to take up the reins on the project. Reports suggest that Dwayne Johnson is still attached to star in the film.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Green made his directorial debut with the low-budget Disney flick Echo. Although the feature is already in the can, the studio couldn’t figure out a proper way to market and release the movie. Instead of working things out, they sold it to Relativity.
Green’s debut is now slated to arrive in theaters on January 10, 2014. While that isn’t the most promising release date, the film could still do well. After all, there aren’t too many live-action PG movies on the market these days.
Lore tells the story of a ground of shepherds who are charged with keeping a legion of hideous monsters from taking over our world. Whenever they fail to keep the peace, one woman is forced to shoulder the fate of mankind. It’s unclear who Dwayne Johnson will play in the flick.
This isn’t the only movie the Fast and Furious 6 star has in the works. Johnson is currently filming Hercules: The Thracian Wars with Rush Hour director Brett Ratner. He’s also expected to reprise his role as Luke Hobbs in Fast and Furious 7.
Are you looking forward to catching Dwayne Johnson in David Green’s Lore? Are you a fan of the IDW Publishing graphic novel?
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