The pessimist in me wanted to call this article, “Alex Proyas in Talks to Direct Another Film that He Probably Won’t End up Directing”, but I realize that was entirely too pessimistic, so I went with the drab headline you now see above this article.
In any case, I love Alex Proyas. I really do. “The Crow” and “Dark City” are two of my favorite movies of all time. Heck, I even liked “I, Robot” and “Knowing”, and those are two pretty “meh” sci-fi movies. But I totally dug them anyway, because Alex Proyas directed them. It seems like I’ve been waiting for Proyas to direct another movie for decades. His last movie was 2009’s aforementioned “Knowing”. He’s been attached to, and in some cases has been developing a half dozen really awesome sounding movies since, and none have ever actually gotten made. It’s enough to make a fan feel a discouraged.
The latest project that Proyas may or may not actually end up doing is a fantasy action movie called “Gods of Egypt” for Summit Entertainment. “Gods” follows a mortal, a god and a goddess in ancient Egypt who team up to battle an evil force. Let’s hope it’s not some mummy. We already got three of those movies, with a reboot on the way.
If the film ever actually ends up getting made, Proyas would direct from a script by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, who also wrote the “Dracula: Year One” movie that Proyas was also attached to direct … until he was no longer attached to direct. That tends to happen a lot with Proyas, in case you didn’t get the whole theme of this post.
Proyas was also recently attached to direct “The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag”, which makes me question if he’s still directing that one if he’s already in talks to direct another movie. After all, the announcement regarding “Jonathan Hoag” was only last month…
Via : THR