Alex Proyas is the mysterious director behind dark 90s science fiction projects like The Crow and Dark City. Now the exciting filmmaker is back at the Popcorn Frights Film Festival to promote his latest project Mask of the Evil Apparation.
In a talk promoting Mask, Proyas revealed that he’s developing Dark City into an all-new television series, Bloody Disgusting reports.
In a conversation discussing the 20-minute short film, Alex Proyas (Dark City) had a discussion with Joe Lynch (Mayhem, Wrong Turn 2) where he revealed some interesting updates…
Here’s what Proyas shared about the new show
Dark City right now is really an intriguing one to me because we’re developing a series, a Dark City Series … Which we’re in the very early stages [of] but I’m having to reanalyze in order to construct a new story. I’m having to go back and kind of jog my memory as to what we actually did and what I think worked and what I think didn’t work and reevaluate my own film, so that’s been a very interesting experience as well which I’ve not done before.
Proyas also discussed his 2008 Director’s Cut of Dark City. Here’s what he had to share:
You know, it tested very poorly and I was forced to do certain things I didn’t agree with and we made good to a certain extent in the director’s cut … Because you couldn’t completely resalvage it. I mean the whole point of a director’s cut is the illusion that we resalvage what we’ve done originally. But you can never do that. Often it’s just impossible. In those days we shot on neg and the negs being cut. And its been cut in a certain way and it’s very, very hard to go right back to what you originally designed. So you do like a hodgepodge version of it. Certainly, it’s closer to my original conception than the theatrical cut was, but it is still not exactly what my original conception was. You would have to go right back to dailies to do something like that.
The original Dark City film centres on a character who awakens in a hotel with no memory and learns that he is wanted for a series of murders. While seeking answers, he discovers a group of aliens called the Strangers who are controlling the city.
Check out the trailer:
You can snag your tickets to Mask of the Evil Apparition right now! It’s streaming within the Popcorn Frights lineup. It’s available for everyone in the US to watch until August 19th.
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