Here’s a fun one. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker actor Oscar Isaac, who starred in the 2014 movie Ex Machina, is set to star in Legendary’s adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan’s Eisner Award-winning comic book Ex Machina, a feature film that will be titled The Great Machine.
The news comes from The Hollywood Reporter, which adds that Isaac will produce the movie as well. He will produce alongside his longtime manager and producer Jason Spire, as well as Vaughan. Seberg writers Anna Waterhouse and Joe Shrapnel are adapting the comic book for Legendary Entertainment.
The comic book debuted in 2004 and ran for 50 issues under DC Comics imprint Wildstorm. Tony Harris did the art for the comic book series. Amazon described the Complete Series Omnibus of Ex Machina as follows:
“When a strange accident gives civil engineer Mitchell Hundred the amazing ability to control machinery, he uses his newfound powers to become the world’s first living, breathing superhero. But the thrill of risking his life simply to help maintain the status quo eventually wears thin, leading Mitch to retire from masked crime-fighting in order to run for Mayor of New York City–an election he wins by a landslide.
“And that’s when the real weirdness begins.
“Before it’s over, the lives of Mayor Hundred and everyone around him will be turned upside down and inside out–and the very fate of humanity will turn on his actions. Will the man who stopped the second plane on 9/11 be able to resist the incalculably greater threat now looming on the horizon? Or will he prove to be the ultimate example of the corrupting nature of power?”
The Great Machine will revolve around Hundred dealing with a threatened political career when the source of his powers returns to claim its debt. Isaac will play Hundred in the movie.