Last month Men in Black director Barry Sonnenfeld revealed that he was in talks with Warner Bros. to direct a big screen adaption of a lesser known 1960's DC comic book. He didn't reveal what that comic book was at the time, but we know now. Vulture is reporting that Sonnenfeld is attached to direct The Metal Men series.
I'm not familiar with this comic at all, but the story "centers on an artificial-intelligence expert named William Magnus who creates six cyborgs, each made from a distinct chemical element with talents reflecting their places in the periodic table: Gold, their leader, was almost infinitely stretchable; Iron, the strongman; Lead, the simpleton protector; Mercury, the capricious risk-taker who could melt into the tiniest crevices; Platinum, a female cyborg who could flatten herself but who couldn’t believe she wasn’t a real woman."
This is sure to make a very interesting movie. I imagine Sonnenfeld has a cool idea for these characters. Even though I don't know much about this comic and its characters, I think Sonnenfeld is a solid director, and from what I've read on the characters it should make for a fun movie.
What do you think about Sonnenfeld taking on The Metal Men?
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