Not everyone is a big fan of his, but for my money Alex Proyas has built up for himself a strong body of work over the years. The Crow, Dark City, I, Robot and Knowing are all, in my opinion, under-rated gems that I have greatly enjoyed.
Next up for him now seems to be “AMP”, at least as producer and possibly as director as well. AMP is a sci-fi novel set in the near future where technology developed to mend the physically disabled winds up turning them into supermen. The novel comes from Daniel H Wilson, whose Robopocalypse looks set to be directed by Spielberg before too long. Summit will produce the film, having fought off interest from Working Title and Paramount for what is said to be a mixture of science fiction and political allegory in the vein of District 9. Given that Proyas handled near future sci-fi in I, Robot already, he would seem a good fit for the project which will apparently be filmed on a relatively modest budget in Australia.
Wilson is still working on the novel, with the plan seeming to be to bring in a screenwriter to adapt the novel as it is written. We’ll bring you more as this one develops.