Red Granite Pictures will fully finance and co-produce Alex Proyas’ horrifying sci-fier The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag with Mythology Entertainment, Phoenix Pictures and Mystery Clock Cinema, reports Variety.
“” ‘Hoag’ centers on the title character being struck one evening with the realization that he has no memory of what he does during the day. He contacts a husband and wife detective agency and asks them to surreptitiously follow him — leading 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.”
Proyas, best known for The Crow, Knowing and I, Robot, adapted the screenplay from a 1942 novella by Robert Heinlein. The original story also served as inspiration for his underrated gem Dark City, which is kind of cool if you ask me…
Producers are planning to start shooting in the fall in Australia where Proyas is a resident and operates his Mystery Clock Cinema banner.