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Alex Proyas to tell the tale of The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag

Apr. 11, 2012by: Alejandro Stepenberg
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Once upon a time, director Alex Proyas (KNOWING) had a truly epic vision for PARADISE LOST which sadly fell apart not all too long ago.  As excited as I was for the project itself it was Proyas' presence which really sold me since, despite recent quasi-missteps like I, ROBOT, it cannot be denied that the man has done some seriously impactful and fantastic work (DARK CITY, THE CROW).  Which is why I'm happy to report that we will still be getting a new film from Proyas soon-ish in the form of THE UNPLEASANT PROFESSION OF JONATHAN HOAG.

Adapted by Proyas himself from a novella written by Robert Heinlein in 1942, the film would follow a man who "is struck one evening with the realization that he has no memory of what he does during the day. Distraught over his predicament, and particularly concerned that he might be engaged in some nefarious activities, he contacts a husband and wife detective agency and asks them to surreptitiously follow him. The truth takes a dark and ultimately earth-shattering turn as their investigation leads to a series of frightening revelations, beginning with a group of shadowy figures who gravely warn of dire consequences unless the pair immediately cease their inquiry into the nature of Hoag’s identity."

Production is hoped to begin this fall.

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Extra Tidbit: Funnily enough, DARK CITY was actually supposedly much inspired by this very same novella.
Source: Coming Soon

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4:35AM on 04/12/2012
I, Robot rocked the casbah.

A splendid sci-fi actioner that made great use of Very Superstitious by Stevie Wonder.

Though I can see why some would call it a misstep for Proyas, seeing as how it's not a very Proyas-esque film.
I, Robot rocked the casbah.

A splendid sci-fi actioner that made great use of Very Superstitious by Stevie Wonder.

Though I can see why some would call it a misstep for Proyas, seeing as how it's not a very Proyas-esque film.
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5:05PM on 04/11/2012
Can this (finally) be the repeatation of the masterpiece that is Dark City? I'm not a hopeless dreamer(I know how Hollywood works), but I am cautiously optimistic. Let there be another one.
Can this (finally) be the repeatation of the masterpiece that is Dark City? I'm not a hopeless dreamer(I know how Hollywood works), but I am cautiously optimistic. Let there be another one.
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10:28AM on 04/11/2012
Since when did "I, Robot" become a "misstep"? As I recall, it was well-received critically and did a [link] 140-ish million domestically. And, personally, I thought it was fantastic.
Since when did "I, Robot" become a "misstep"? As I recall, it was well-received critically and did a [link] 140-ish million domestically. And, personally, I thought it was fantastic.
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2:00PM on 04/11/2012
if you're going to throw quotes up at least put the whole word. It's "quasi-missteps". meaning it had good parts but a lot of it was shit.
if you're going to throw quotes up at least put the whole word. It's "quasi-missteps". meaning it had good parts but a lot of it was shit.
2:17PM on 04/11/2012
Thanks for your support Hunglowman, but Rasagathi is okay. I added the "quasi" in response to Rasagathi's comment to better reflect the opinion that you articulated (as it's what I believe).
Thanks for your support Hunglowman, but Rasagathi is okay. I added the "quasi" in response to Rasagathi's comment to better reflect the opinion that you articulated (as it's what I believe).
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