There’s something about the concept of dinosaurs that really fascinates us as a society. Perhaps it’s that we live on a planet where these giant beasts walked the same ground that we tread today, but whatever it is, dinosaurs have captured our imaginations on film from the earliest days of filmmaking all the way up to Malick’s The Tree of Life. Now Warner Bros. is looking to get into the dino business, because Deadline reports the studio has picked up an untitled sci-fi pitch which will be about “a rapidly evolving species of dinosaurs who attack modern Los Angeles.” More after the jump.
The project will be written and directed by longtime James Cameron employee John Clisham, who worked in the technical department on various productions for Lightstorm Entertainment (Cameron’s company). The concept of the film began as a web series for Break.com, but Warner executives were so impressed with the early footage they saw, they decided to develop it as a feature instead. I can only imagine that this was pretty mind-blowing stuff, since I’m guessing these people see a new hotshot YouTube director every week that’s touted as the next big thing; the fact that they were blown away by this means that we should have something pretty exciting to look forward to.
Mike Bayman will co-write the script with Clisham and produce the film, but there’s no production start date or casting announcements as of yet. We’ll definitely keep you posted on this one as we find out more about it. I doubt it will be the next Jurassic Park in terms of overall quality (that’s setting the bar pretty high), but are you interested in seeing dinosaurs come back to modern times and wreak havoc in one of the world’s largest cities?