Alex Proyas to Produce and Possibly Direct AMP
Director Alex Proyas (Knowing) will produce and possibly direct an adaptation of Daniel H. Wilson’s upcoming sci-fi thriller novel, Amp. Deadline reports the novel will be set in a world where “the technology designed to make the disabled whole, turns them into supermen.” This news continues Wilson’s luck of attracting a big name director to adapt one of his novels before they are even published: earlier this year it was announced that Steven Spielberg will direct an adaptation of Wilson’s upcoming novel, Robopocalypse.
A film based on Wilson’s faux survival guide, How to Survive a Robot Uprising, has also been in the works for some time with Jack Black and writer/director Steve Pink (Hot Tub Time Machine) attached. Hit the jump to read about the other projects Proyas has lined up.
Proyas is set to start filming Dracula: Year Zero next June in Australia with Sam Worthington playing the title role. When Steve spoke with producer Mike De Luca about the film earlier this year, Luca described the film as “literally on the scale of Braveheart with Dracula.” Luca also said the film would include a lot of supernatural action and would be an “epic love story.”
Proyas is also currently attached to direct a 3D adaptation of John Milton’s Paradise Lost for Warner Bros. The 17th-century epic poem is about the Satan’s temptation of Adam and Eve and the pair’s eventual expulsion from the Garden of Eden, but for some reason this planned film will be crafted as an action vehicle that will include aerial warfare. As a big fan of some of Proyas’ past films (mainly Dark City), I’ll continue to anticipate anything that he does. It’ll be interesting to see if Amp will be ready to shoot after Proyas is done filming Dracula: Year Zero, or if he will decide to helm Paradise Lost before going on to make Amp.
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