We’ve been hearing rumblings about an adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan’s comic book series Ex Machina for years now (in fact, it was first announced back in 2005) but after recently changing hands to Legendary Entertainment, the project finally seems like it is moving forward. In a strange twist, Oscar Isaac is now attached to the movie after having previously starred in Alex Garland’s 2014 sci-fi film Ex Machina as well. The Brian K. Vaughan adaptation will be retitled The Great Machine in order to avoid confusion. It will join Y: The Last Man and Paper Girls, two other BKV comic book properties that are also in various stages of development. Hit the jump to find out what we know.
According to THR, Oscar Isaac has closed a deal to star in and produce The Great Machine for Legendary Entertainment. He will play Mitchell Hundred, a former superhero with the ability to control electronic devices who becomes the mayor of New York City after 9/11. Anna Waterhouse and Joe Shrapnel (Seberg, Race) will write the script while Isaac’s longtime manager and producer Jason Spire (Operation Finale) is also on board to produce.
Brian K. Vaughan signed an overall deal with Legendary in late 2018 and since then they have also set up Paper Girls as a TV series at Amazon. Vaughan is also penning the script for their upcoming live-action Gundam movie. Meanwhile Y is in production at FX and is expected to premiere this year with Barry Keoghan, Diane Lane, Lashana Lynch and Imogen Poots starring. Are you looking forward to any of these Brian K. Vaughan adaptations?