Alex Proyas To Direct JOE GOLEM AND THE DROWNING CITY Film Adaptation

Alex Proyas To Direct JOE GOLEM AND THE DROWNING CITY Film Adaptation

The I, Robot director is set to direct Constantin Film's adaptation of the graphic novel Joe Golem And The Drowning City by Mike Mignola (creator of Hellboy). More details after the jump.

Deadline reports that Alex Proyas - who has previously directed I, Robot, The Crow and Knowing - has signed on to direct a film adaptation of Joe Golem And The Drowning City, a graphic novel written by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden. Constantin Films recently acquired the film rights to the graphic novel, which was published by St. Martin’s Press in March. The film is expected to undergo production in Proyas' native Australia. The Gotham Group’s Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Eric Robinson are producing with Mystery Clock’s Proyas and Peter Donaldson. Mignola and Golden are exec producing.

Below is a plot summary of the graphic novel:

The title is a supernatural-steampunk illustrated novel that follows an orphaned teenage girl, an aging magician, a lunatic scientist, a Victorian occult detective, and the stalwart sidekick, Joe Golem — a man whose strange dreams hint of a history he has forgotten – as they struggle for the fate of an alternate 1970s lower Manhattan. In this vision, lower Manhattan sank into the water during a catastrophic earthquake in 1925, leaving those unwilling or unable to abandon it to make a new life in streets turned to canals.

Proyas was recently attached to direct Legendary Pictures' Paradise Lost, which was cancelled earlier this year due to budget issues. Do you think he's a good choice to direct Joe Golem And The Drowning City?

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