Legendary Entertainment has reportedly closed a deal with Star Wars actor Oscar Isaac to star in and produce their upcoming comic book adaptation The Great Machine according to TheHollywoodReporter.
Oscar Isaac, currently on screens as hotshot pilot Poe Dameron in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, has closed a deal to star in and produce The Great Machine, Legendary’s adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan’s Eisner Award-winning comic book title, Ex Machina.
Isaac will produce alongside his longtime manager and producer Jason Spire. The two worked together previously to produce MGM’s Operation Finale. Vaughan the prolific creator behind Y: The Last Man, Saga and Paper Girl, is also producing.
Isaac will be playing the role of Mitchell Hundred.
The comic, which Vaughan made with artist Tony Harris, debuted in 2004, running for 50 issues under DC Comics imprint Wildstorm. It centered on Mitchell Hundred, a former superhero who becomes the mayor of New York City after 9/11. Hundred had the power to talk to mechanical devices but the comic was concerned less about superheroics than issues of government and political leadership. Great Machine was the character’s superhero name. Changing the title helps Legendary avoid confusion with Ex Machina, the 2015 sci-fi thriller from filmmaker Alex Garland that starred Alicia Vikander. The plot for the feature will revolve around Hundred dealing with a threatened political career when the source of his powers returns to claim its debt.
The comic book being adapted is called Ex Machina and the film incarnation was retitled to The Great Machine because of the Alex Garland movie with the same title, which starred Oscar Isaac as a reclusive tech genius.
A director hasn’t been named but I’m sure with a script and actor attached they’ll be announcing that person very soon.
The Great Machine is currently without a release date.
SOURCE: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER