After unseating ‘The Avengers’ from the top spot at the box office this weekend, ‘Men In Black 3’ director, Barry Sonnenfeld, can focus on his collaboration with Grant Morrison titled ‘Dominion: Dinosaurs Vs. Aliens’.
Previously, in an interview with CBR, Morrison addressed the issue of understanding the beasts in this movie and said that it would be like ‘The Artist’ “but with bloody, razor-sharp fangs! It’s amazing how much depth of character you can convey in non-human creatures without using speech.” In a recent interview with IO9 (via /Film), Sonnenfeld expands on the language problem by saying this:
“First, we have to sell the project. We’re going out to LA in about 6 weeks with a pre-vis and our script, to see who wants to buy into it. We’ve already had lots of ideas. The aliens speak in a way [that] you can understand them. And the dinosaurs — they actually have a certain amount of culture, through grunts and doing stuff with their bodies and sticks. We believe that the Dinosaurs had culture. They didn’t speak, but they did have other ways of communicating. It won’t be a problem, and it will be pretty fantastic.”
On the topic of how the two sides end up at each other’s throats and how the battles would work, he said:
“[The dinosaurs] learn from the aliens. They’re very smart — that’s one of the things about the dinosaurs. That makes them possibly the way they really were. They have rudimentary [weapons], but they learn as they go along from the aliens.”
Well, at least they have an idea for how to make these things work. When I first heard of this project, I imagined that it would be difficult for the audience to relate to these characters due to lack of human connection, but it seems like the director has it under control. Now we’ll just have to wait and see if it all actually works when the film is finally completed.