Alex Proyas and Shane Abbess Teaming up for Future Perfect

Director Alex Proyas (of “The Crow” and “Dark City” fame, and more recently, “Knowing” and “I, Robot”) has his hands full with a gazillion projects at the moment, so it’s probably a good idea that he takes the “Godfather” route when it comes to the new sci-fi action movie “Future Perfect”, for which Proyas is teaming up with fellow Aussie director Shane Abbess to make.

The “Hanna”-ish plot of “Future Perfect”, according to the LATimes, would follow “an older man and a young girl, both eugenically created assassins, must go on the run, in a dynamic that may or may not be that of a father and daughter.”

“May not be that of father and daughter”? That’s an odd way to put it…

Abbess (below) is the writer/director a little-seen (outside of Australia) action movie called “Gabriel” a few years back (the film starred a then-unknown Andy Whitfield, who would later on go to play Spartacus in the Starz Channel’s TV show “Spartacus: Blood and Sand”). Abbess was also once slated to direct “Source Code”, but was eventually replaced by Duncan Jones.

With “Future Perfect”, Abbess will direct from a script by Brian McGreevy and Lee Shipman, while Proyas will produce and, one presumes, help his fellow countryman maneuver the Hollywood land mine.