The Great Machine: Oscar Isaac to star in & produce adaptation
The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Oscar Isaac (Star Wars franchise) will star in and produce The Great Machine. It was recently announced that Legendary Entertainment would be adapting Brian K. Vaughan’s Eisner Award-winning comic book Ex Machina under a different movie title.
Isaac will produce alongside his manager and producer Jason Spire. The two previously collaborated on MGM’s Operation Finale. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, Saga, Paper Girl) will produce.
Vaughan and artist Tony Harris launched Ex Machina in 2004 through DC’s Wildstorm imprint. The comic traced the political career of lead character Mitchell Hundred, who became the Mayor of New York City after 9/11. Additionally, the series featured flashbacks to Hundred’s time as The Great Machine. His heroic alter-ego famously had the ability to speak with mechanical devices and command them to do his bidding. Vaughan, Harris, and guest artists John Paul Leon and Chris Sprouse produced 50 issues and two specials before concluding the title in 2010.