Oscar Issac has been tapped to star in and produce an adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan's Ex Machina. The Great Machine will be the new title, with the film is set up at Legendary Entertainment. Issac will produce alongside his manager Jason Spire and Vaughan. Anna Waterhouse and Joe Shapnel (Seberg) will handle the script. Oscar Issac already starred in a film called Ex Machina, hence the title change. He will star as Hundred, the main character of the comic who could talk to machines.
The comic, which Vaughan made with artist Tony Harris, debuted in 2004, running for 50 issues under DC Comics imprint Wildstorm. It centered on Mitchell Hundred, a former superhero who becomes the mayor of New York City after 9/11. Hundred had the power to talk to mechanical devices but the comic was concerned less about superheroics than issues of government and political leadership.
Oscar Issac is a great choice for the role, and good on Brian for getting this to the big screen. His other big project, the tv show adaptation of Y:The Last Man, has seen so many issues, and having personally met the man, he is a great guy. It is awesome to see his brand of storytelling coming to screens, finally. Best dig out your copies of the 50 issue run now.
More info as it becomes available.
First seen on The Hollywood Reporter