When it comes to Brian K. Vaughan stories, works like ‘Y: The Last Man,’ ‘Runaways,’ or, more recently, ‘Saga’ tend to receive the most time in the spotlight. ‘Ex Machina,’ however, is another work of his that has lingered in development hell for some time.
But the past couple of weeks have proven fruitful, as the project has found new life at Legendary Entertainment under the new title ‘The Great Machine.’ And now, it has found its star in ‘Star Wars’ and (coincidentally enough) ‘Ex Machina’ actor Oscar Isaac.
Boarding the film alongside his longtime producer and manager Jason Spire, Isaac will also serve as producer alongside creator Vaughan. Legendary has a three-year overall film and television pact with Vaughan.
Isaac will play Mitchell Hundred, a former superhero with the power to talk to mechanical devices, whose heroic actions led to him saving one of the Twin Towers on 9/11 and went on to be elected mayor of New York City. The comic was less about superheroics than issues of government and political leadership.
Moreover, the screenplay is from Anna Waterhouse & Joe Shrapnel (‘Race,’ ‘Seberg’).
There is no release date as of now, or distribution for that matter. It is likely Warner Bros. will nab this project though.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter