Francis Lawrence Takes On "Small" People Film

11/25/2009 Posted by Admin

By our guest blogger, Matt Jussim

Francis Lawrence ("I Am Legend," "Constantine") is tipped to direct a film adaptation of the comic "In the Small" for Warner Bros. Pictures reports Pajiba.

According to Pajiba: Michael Hague's graphic novel concerns a strange explosion that leaves all humans six inches tall, yet nothing else is affected. Those who survive the transition are forced to create a new social order and adjust in a world where man is no longer at the top of the food chain. As they attempt to find out what happened, humanity is faced with a new and existential threat.

Earlier this month Lawrence replaced Guy Ritchie as the director on the WW2 comic adaptation "Sgt. Rock." Akiva Goldsman is set to produce both projects.

After “I Am Legend,” it’s hard for me to say that I think Lawrence will do a great job on something that will require extensive special effects, but the story seems interesting enough.

Having said that, I still can’t forget how terrible and fake the ‘vampire’ type creatures looked in “I Am Legend.” That film really did have the potential to be an amazing science fiction film, but instead was just Will Smith running around in an empty Manhattan.

Lawrence has several projects in development that could be his next picture. Besides “Sgt. Rock” he also has Michael Chabon's "Snow and Seven" and an adaptation of "Water for Elephants."

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