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Alex Proyas to Direct Film Version of Heinlein’s ‘The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag’

Variety is reporting that Alex Proyas (Dark City, I, Robot and Knowing) will be directing a film adaptation of Robert A. Heinlein’s 1942 novella The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag. According to Variety, the original story also served as inspiration for his film Dark City.

Here’s the synopsis for The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag:

“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.

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5 Comments on Alex Proyas to Direct Film Version of Heinlein’s ‘The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag’

  1. Well, given his genre chops, Proyas is a good choice if you were going to try and film it. It might be the right length, too, without having to pad or cut it unnecessarily.

  2. I hope the final movie has more to do with the source material than “I, Robot” and makes more sense than “Knowing”. I really like Alex Proyas, “Dark City” is in my top then movies of all time. I hope he makes another great movie.

  3. Phil Lashio // April 11, 2012 at 2:22 pm //

    I kind of think the detectives should be the same ones from I Heart Huckabees.

  4. You know Will Smith will star in it.

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