Hellboy Creator’s Drowning City Set For Big Screen
Constantin Film has acquired the film rights for Joe Golem And The Drowning City, a graphic novel by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola and artist Christopher Golden, reports Deadline.
Alex Proyas (Knowing, I, Robot), whose name has also been connected to Gods Of Egypt and The Unpleasant Profession Of Jonathan Hoag recently, will adapt and direct the big screen adaptation, to be filmed in his native Australia.
Joe Golem And The Drowning City, published by St Martin’s Press, and release in May this yea, is described as follows:
“In 1925, earthquakes and a rising sea level left Lower Manhattan submerged under more than 30 feet of water, so that its residents began to call it the Drowning City. Those unwilling to abandon their homes created a new life on streets turned to canals and in buildings whose first three stories were underwater. 50 years have passed since then, and the Drowning City is full of scavengers and water rats, poor people trying to eke out an existence, and those too proud or stubborn to be defeated by circumstance.
“Among them are 14-year-old Molly McHugh and her friend and employer, Felix Orlov. Once upon a time Orlov the Conjuror was a celebrated stage magician, but now he is an old man, a psychic medium, contacting the spirits of the departed for the grieving loved ones left behind. When a seance goes horribly wrong, Felix Orlov is abducted by strange men wearing gas masks and rubber suits, and Molly soon finds herself on the run.
“Her flight will lead her into the company of a mysterious man, and his stalwart sidekick, Joe Golem, whose own past is a mystery to him, but who walks his own dreams as a man of stone and clay, brought to life for the sole purpose of hunting witches.”
So, is this a Proyas project that we might actually one day see?