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Proyas To Adapt Heinlein's "Hoag"

By Garth Franklin Tuesday April 10th 2012 10:24PM

Australian filmmaker Alex Proyas ("I Robot," "The Crow") is set to direct "The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag" for Red Granite, Mythology Entertainment, Phoenix Pictures and Mystery Clock Cinema says The Hollywood Reporter.

Proyas is writing the adapted screenplay of author Robert Heinlein's 1942 novella of the same name which also served as inspiration for Proyas' own 1998 film "Dark City".

Hoag is a man struck with the realization that he has no memory of what he does during the day. Afraid of being engaged in some nefarious activities, he asks a husband-and-wife detective team to follow him.

Their investigation leads to a series of frightening revelations including a group of shadowy figures who warn of dire consequences if their investigation isn't called off.

Proyas, Riza Aziz, Joe McFarland, Bradley Fischer, Mike Medavoy, Arnie Messier and Vince Gerardis will produce. Shooting kicks off later this year in Australia.

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