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Alex Proyas tackles supernatural/steampunk graphic novel Joe Golem & The Drowning City

07.11.2012by: Jared Pacheco
One of my all time favorite movies is, and forever will be, Alex Proyas' classic revenge tale THE CROW. With that being said I can tell you right now anything that has Proyas' name attached will at least get my attention. So that's why I've come to you guys today to tell you about JOE GOLEM AND THE DROWNING CITY.

According to Deadline New York Constantin Film has just picked up the rights to the graphic novel JOE GOLEM AND THE DROWNING CITY. Coming from the combined minds of Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden, the rundown for DROWNING CITY reads:

The title is a supernatural-steampunk illustrated novel that follows an orphaned teenage girl, an aging magician, a lunatic scientist, a Victorian occult detective, and the stalwart sidekick, Joe Golem—a man whose strange dreams hint of a history he has forgotten–as they struggle for the fate of an alternate 1970s lower Manhattan. In this vision, lower Manhattan sank into the water during a catastrophic earthquake in 1925, leaving those unwilling or unable to abandon it to make a new life in streets turned to canals.

Sounds pretty solid, right? Proyas will not only direct the big-screen adaptation of JOE GOLEM AND THE DROWNING CITY but he'll also adapt the screenplay. Shooting will take play in Proyas' native Australia. The Gotham Group’s Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Eric Robinson will produce alongside Mystery Clock’s Proyas and Peter Donaldson. Mignola and Golden will both serve as executive producers.

So what do you guys think? JOE GOLEM AND THE DROWNING CITY have some legs to stand on here? The comic dropped back in March so if anyone has had the chance to read up on this one do us a solid and spit some bullets below to let us know if we should get excited. As soon as more news on JOE GOLEM AND THE DROWNING CITY spills our way we'll be sure to pass it along to all of you.

Extra Tidbit: Mike Mignola is the dude behind HELLBOY, which of course had a feature adaptation made that starred Selma Blair (above).
Source: Deadline

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