He will join Dwayne Johnson, who was previously announced to star in the movie based on Ashley Wood and TP Louise's IDW Publishing series, reports Deadline.
The story centres around a secret society called the Shepherds that protects the world from the forces of darkness.
It was initially pitched as 'Men in Black with monsters'.
Sonnenfeld has worked on several comic book adaptations, including the Men in Black series and his forthcoming project with Grant Morrison, Dominion: Dinosaurs Versus Aliens.
He has also been rumoured for an adaptation of DC Comics' Metal Men.
Cory Goodman (Priest) wrote the script with Jeremy Lott for Warner Bros.