Metal Men movie in active development with Barry Sonnenfeld

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It seems that Barry Sonnenfeld hasn’t given up on his dream of a Metal Men movie quite yet.

Sonnenfeld, who has an extensive list of hit movies to his credits, was first attached to a Metal Men movie in 2012. Following that announcement, it has been pretty much radio silence. Speaking with Comic Book Movie in support of the 4K release of The Addams Family, the director offered an update on the project.

“You know, it’s funny because I am developing Metal Men with Warner Bros. We’re actively working on a treatment for that,” Sonnenfeld confirmed. “For me, it’s not so much a superhero thing as it is world-building. If you look at the work I’ve done, whether it’s The Addams Family, Men in Black, Pushing Daisies, Schmigadoon!, or A Series of Unfortunate Events, it’s all about creating a world. An unusual, slightly off-kilter quirky, different kind of world; that’s what I love doing.”

“It’s not specifically, necessarily superhero, but even in Metal Men, that I am developing, it’s going to be a very specific kind of world,” said Sonnenfeld. “It’s a real-world because I always like things to be reality-based, but slightly with a tilt to that. It all started with The Addams Family which is both real but slightly pushed.”

If you are unfamiliar with the Metal Men, the story follows Dr. William Magnus as he develops six robots, each formed from a single chemical element that then reflects their names, powers, and personalities. The characters have had multiple reboots over the years, but first appeared in Showcase #37 in 1962.

No word as to when this movie may come together, but hopefully there will be another update before another nine years passes us by.

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