Renamed to The Great Machine, the movie is based on Brian K. Vaughan and Tony Harris’ award-winning comic book Ex Machina. Completely unrelated to Alex Garland’s 2014 thriller.
Yeah, it’s confusing, we know.
The Great Machine will be centred around Mitchell Hundred, a former superhero who has the power to speak with machines. Hundred was elected mayor of New York City post the terrors of 9/11. The story will weave together Hundred’s past as a superhero and how he deals with his role as mayor and politics.
Isaac has played the role of a mayor (Show Me A Hero) and has dabbled in superhero films (X-Men: Apocalpyse), making him a good fit to play Hundred. Isaac will also produce the movie with his manager Jason Spire. Anna Waterhouse and Joe Shrapnel will write the script.