Oscar Isaac, the one time star of the 2014 film Ex Machina, is set to star and produce in Ex Machina again, but differently. Instead of the Alex Garland directed movie about a programmer who is invited to administer the Turing test to a robot, this new movie is based on the comic of the same name following a former superhero who becomes the mayor of New York City after 9/11.
Ex Machina was written by Brian K. Vaughan and drawn by Tony Harris. It ran for 50 issues under DC’s Wildstorm imprint. Isaac will star as the main character Mitchell Hundred, the former superhero turned mayor. Hundred’s power is to talk to mechanical devices and the series is less focused on superheroics than it is on political issues.
Anna Waterhouse and Joe Shrapnel are set to write the film’s script. The pair recently wrote Seberg, the political thriller starring Kristen Stewart.
To differentiate itself from Isaac’s previous film Ex Machina, the adaptation will be called Great Machine, which is Hundred’s superhero name.
No release date has been given.