Movie News: Brian K. Vaughan's Ex Machina to Become The Great Machine For Legendary Pictures

As we head into the new year and new decade, movie and comic books fans are wondering what is next. What stories can be told on the big or small screen? Maybe a gritty hard r Howard the Duck reboot? How about a sexy Mr. Mxyzptlk court drama? Whatever your flavor is, there is sure to be something on the way. But before we hit the bottom of the barrel, Legendary Pictures has decided to adapt the work of one of the best writers on the scene right now.

 As part of Brian K. Vaughan's overall television and film deal with Legendary, they have set their sights on adapting the critically acclaimed Ex Machina for the silver screen. Ex Machina is the story of Mitchel Hundred, a former superhero elected mayor of New York City after his heroic actions during 9/11. The film adaptation will deal with Hundred dealing with the source of his powers returning to claim it's debt and the trajectory of his political career.

Writers Anna Waterhouse and Joe Shrapnel are set to write the adaptation, which will be called The Great Machine to avoid confusion with Alex Garland‘s 2015 sci-fi film of the same name. The project is set up over at Legendary Entertainment with Vaughan on board to produce. We are excited to see this interesting and unconventional take on a superhero story and will keep you updated on the status of the project.