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March 06, 2009

The other side of the mirror

Yes, yes, Watchmen and all that. I have nothing to say until I have seen the film. In the meantime, news Dark City director Alex Proyas is writing a screen an adaptation of Robert Heinlein classic The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag.

"There's just something incredibly creepy about it," Proyas said. "Look, I think the whole concept in the story is this parallel universe that exists on the other side of a mirror. I think that's really quite fascinating. I know there have been quite a few stories done about that and a lot of films done with that concept, but it's something that I'm really excited to explore, just this universe that exists in the looking glass."

I would be just as happy if he makes The Tripods.

Ok, a link: Ozymandias feels contempt for your genitals.

Also: This cannot be good for Alan Moore's digestion.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at March 6, 2009 07:41 AM

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Yes to Tripods!! Got to get my hands on 2nd season.

Posted by: The_Campblog [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 6, 2009 09:14 AM

I've been waiting forever for someone to do something with The Tripods. The BBC telecom series was a pretty good adaptation, but there's so much more to do with it, especially if they actually finish it.

Posted by: the sad old goth... [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 6, 2009 07:49 PM

Just saw it. No spoilers, but speaking for myself I found *solace* in the cartoon.

Posted by: urthshu [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 6, 2009 11:37 PM

Bizarrely, Proyas is also still set to direct Dracula: Year Zero.

http://www.firstshowing.net/2008/08/28/alex-proyas-on-vampire-mythology-for-dracula-year-zero/

And, Knowing will also be out soon, but since it stars Nicholas Cage, I'm probably not gonna get my hopes up for that one.

Posted by: agent bedhead [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 7, 2009 12:37 PM