News – “The Crow” Director to Helm “The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag”
By Mike Holtz, WeWatchedAMovie
Alex Proyas, the director behind The Crow, Dark City, Knowing, I Robot, and the underrated Garage Days (personally one of my favorite directors of all time), seems to finally have a project he can get off the ground.
He recently tried to get Paradise Lost going, but money (as always) was an issue and the film finally got scratched. They are hoping to begin working this year in Australia on The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag, which is a Robert Heinlein book from way back in 1942 that actually inspired the film Dark City as well. It seems right up Proyas’ alley, as the story revolves around a man who suddenly forgets how he spent his day and what his own profession is. After he finds a substance under his finger nails that looks like blood, he hires some private detectives to find out what he does for a living, and what follows is a dark and mysterious path–including some apparently dark figures urging him to stop searching for the truth. All I could think about while reading this was those creepy guys from Knowing that kept following Nic Cage’s son around and giving him those little, weird black rocks like they were hot wheels cars. Still creeped me out though. Are you looking forward to this? Personally, I’ve liked all of Proyas’ films, but I know for many Knowing and I Robot were errant swing and misses.