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Alex Proyas to adapt Mike Mignola's Joe Golem And The Drowning City

Jul. 12, 2012by:
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Since PARADISE LOST didn't pan out, Alex Proyas is moving on to something else.

Proyas is set to direct and adapt Mike Mignola's JOE GOLEM AND THE DROWNING CITY. The film will be live-action and shot in Australia.

The story, "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 Golema man whose strange dreams hint of a history he has forgottenas 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."

The news came out of Comic-Con, and unfortunately we have no other details at the moment. Can't wait to see who they cast in this one. Let's hope that it doesn't get the boot like PARADISE LOST. It's about time that Proyas put out another movie. The last time he had a film in theaters was 2009's KNOWING.

Oh Nic Cage...

Source: Deadline

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5:08PM on 07/12/2012
Just commenting for an excuse to say how f*cking great is Dark City?!
Just commenting for an excuse to say how f*cking great is Dark City?!
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4:06PM on 07/12/2012
It sucks donkey testes that Paradise Lost isn't beign done! Fucking weak that studios don't have any balls, especially for epic projects such as Paradise Lost. Oh well, I always get pumped for anything Proyas is working on!
It sucks donkey testes that Paradise Lost isn't beign done! Fucking weak that studios don't have any balls, especially for epic projects such as Paradise Lost. Oh well, I always get pumped for anything Proyas is working on!
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3:11PM on 07/12/2012
It really sucks that in the end Proyas couldn't financed his vision of PARADISE LOST.....I was intriguingly looking forward to the "Arial warcraft of Angels". Oh well. This project looks promising too, Steampunk & Alternate History is two of my favorite sub-genre, and bringing together by a visionary director like Alex Proyas can be something totally badass.

On a sidenote, after reading about submerged Manhattan I just remembered, whatever happened to that Will Smith project about Manhattan
It really sucks that in the end Proyas couldn't financed his vision of PARADISE LOST.....I was intriguingly looking forward to the "Arial warcraft of Angels". Oh well. This project looks promising too, Steampunk & Alternate History is two of my favorite sub-genre, and bringing together by a visionary director like Alex Proyas can be something totally badass.

On a sidenote, after reading about submerged Manhattan I just remembered, whatever happened to that Will Smith project about Manhattan Island being broken free and floating away or something, possiblely directed by Francis Lawrence? Is it still on or abandoned??
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2:26PM on 07/12/2012

Still waiting for him to live up to Dark City

This could be interesting. Given Proyas track record though I am not sure how it will turn out. Mignola work is always enjoyable so it is a good start there. I mean I Robot is ok for a rainy Saturday, The Crow is cool but its charm wears off after about five or six viewings. (I do love the soundtrack and how it tells the story through the songs.) Dark City was a masterpiece but Knowing was God Awful and his idea to turn Paradise Lost into some sort of 300 like epic though cool was a bit hollow.
This could be interesting. Given Proyas track record though I am not sure how it will turn out. Mignola work is always enjoyable so it is a good start there. I mean I Robot is ok for a rainy Saturday, The Crow is cool but its charm wears off after about five or six viewings. (I do love the soundtrack and how it tells the story through the songs.) Dark City was a masterpiece but Knowing was God Awful and his idea to turn Paradise Lost into some sort of 300 like epic though cool was a bit hollow. I hope this works out and we can see some of the skill that I know he has besides having Mignola translated is always a plus and it may help with more Amazing Screw on Head material.
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1:59PM on 07/12/2012
Never head of it but the idea of Proyas adapting Mignola intrigues me
Never head of it but the idea of Proyas adapting Mignola intrigues me
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