I know that it’s probably just empty hype, but when Grant Morrison explains Dinosaurs vs. Aliens by saying “At the beginning of the project I saw this as the next step beyond what Frank Quitely and I did in We3,” I have to admit that I find myself all manner of more excited about the project than I otherwise might have been. He’s talking about the project to ICv2, teasing that the comic and movie are two different scripts altogether, and setting up the main conflict:
It was important for the dynamics of the story to give the aliens a legitimate reason for their invasion and to make them much more complex and even more relatable than the typical alien invasion force. We liked the idea of flipping the sympathies and allegiances of the audience repeatedly as the story progressed. This is a film where there are monsters on both sides but where the dinosaurs are ‘natural’ the aliens are ‘synthetic.’ It’s flesh vs. technology, Mother Nature vs. the Mother of Invention.
This still sounds like a 2000AD story that’s accidentally escaped to Hollywood, but I kind of love it for that.