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