‘Star Wars’ actor, Oscar Isaac, has joined the cast of ‘The Great Machine, the movie adaptation of comic book series ‘Ex Machina’.
Not to be confused with Alex Garland’s 2014 film ‘Ex Machina’ (which Isaac had a starring role), the movie is based on Brian K. Vaughan’s superhero comic book series.
The comics chart the exploits of civil engineer Mitchell Hundred, who after a mysterious accident gains powers making him the world’s first and only superhero. In the wake of his actions during 9/11, he is elected mayor of New York City, turning his back on life as a masked vigilante. But his political career is threatened when the source of his powers returns to claim its debt.
Anna Waterhouse and Joe Shrapnel are set to adapt the story. Isaac will produce alongside his longtime manager Jason Spire. Vaughan will also produce.
The comic book series launched in 2004 as part of DC Comics’ Wildstorm imprint. The series ended in August 2010 with issue fifty.
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Isaac can currently be seen in ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’. Having made is big breakthrough in 2013 with ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’, we went on to star in Garland’s ‘Ex-Machina’ alongside Alicia Vikander and Domhnall Gleeson and A Most Violent Year’ in the same year. Since then he has starred in films such as ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’, ‘Suburbicon’ and ‘Triple Frontier’. His upcoming films include Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’ alongside Timothee Chalamet and Rebecca Ferguson and the comedy-drama ‘Big Gold Brick’ alongside Meghan Fox.