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.