Alex Proyas to examine The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag

The Hollywood Reporter breaks the news about what Dark City and I, Robot director Alex Proyas is doing after he wraps his Dracula “origin” pic Dracula Year Zero (their post refers to it as Dracula Year One; I’m not sure why): adapting the Robert Heinlein short story, The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag, into “a complex psychological thriller with plenty of action as well as some love interest.”

With a budget set between $40 and 50 million, the film centers around Hoag, “who becomes increasingly disturbed when he realizes he cannot account for his activities during the day, or even what he does for a living. He divulges his problem to the husband-and-wife partners of a private detective agency, and their investigation leads to a series of revelations they could never have fathomed.”

The Phoenix Pictures production is “presumably” aiming for a 2010 start, with Proyas both writing and directing. The HR article notes that “a title change is likely.”

Proyas’s next film, Knowing, starring Nic Cage and Rose Byrne, will come out on March 20, 2009.

Posted on August 20, 2008 at 09:56 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink
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