‘Crow’ director to adapt ‘The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag’
Alex Proyas, director of “The Crow” and “I,Robot”, will now be tackling “The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag”, the novella by Robert Heinlein.
Deadline reported Tuesday that Red Granite Pictures, Mythology Entertainment, Phoenix Pictures and Mystery Clock Cinema are collaborating with the “Dark City” director to bring the 1942 story to theaters.
From the studios’ press release, via the Deadline report, comes a synopsis of the story:
In the novel, the title character is struck one evening with the realization that he has no memory of what he does during the day. Distraught over his predicament, and particularly concerned that he might be engaged in some nefarious activities, he contacts a husband and wife detective agency and asks them to surreptitiously follow him. The truth takes a dark and ultimately earth-shattering turn as their investigation leads to a series of frightening revelations, beginning with a group of shadowy figures who gravely warn of dire consequences unless the pair immediately cease their inquiry into the nature of Hoag’s identity.
Proyas’ adaptation of “The Crow” is considered by most fans a gem in the history of comic book film adaptations.