- Crow Dark director Alex Proyas revealed that he was in the “early stages” of preparing a television adaptation of his 1998 film Dark City.
Alex Proyas, director of the cult classic Crow Dark, is currently adapting the 1998 television series Dark City. This neo-noir science fiction film is set in a city where the sun never rises and follows actor Rufus Sewell. Who wakes up with no memories and is accused of murder.
In his quest for the truth, he also uncovers an even greater mystery about an evil group known only as The Strangers. Starring Kiefer Sutherland and Jennifer Connelly, the film received critical acclaim and is seen by many as a significant influence on the Matrix series, which released its first film a year later.
Last year Proyas returned to the Dark City universe with a new short film, The Mask of the Evil Ghost.
Proyas resented as part of a virtual presentation hosted through the Popcorn Frights film festival. According to Bloody Disgusting, in addition to the short film by Proyas, the exhibition also includes a virtual question-answer session with the director. During the Q&A, Proyas announced that the Dark City franchise was in development and was currently in “very early” development. See what he has to say below:
While the box office original Dark City was eclipsed by James Cameron’s Titanic, its quirky premise and stunning visual effects garnered critical acclaim, and Roger Ebert even dubbed it the Best Charming Film of 1998, a unique style of Proyas Fans. I will be thrilled when they hear about this latest reveal.