Director Barry Sonnenfeld is in talks to take the helm on Warner Bros.' fantasy adaptation Lore. We reported in April that Dwayne Johnson is set to star.

Cory Goodman and Jeremy Lott wrote the screenplay, adapted from the graphic novel by Ashley Wood and T.P. Louise. The story is set in a world where a secret society of Shepherds guard against mythical creatures told in folklore that actually exist. When the chain of command is broken, a young hero must do whatever it takes to stop these beasts.

Mad Chance Productions' Andrew Lazar is producing with Circle of Confusion's David Alpert and Rick Jacobs. No production schedule has been given at this time.

Barry Sonnenfeld last directed this past summer's Men in Black 3, which took in over $620 million worldwide.