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Proyas and Paglia Join Forces for Evolve

By November 5, 2012

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Director Alex Proyas.

Director Alex Proyas.

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Alex Proyas, the director of the intelligent cult classics Dark City and The Crow as well as Knowing, I, Robot, and the forthcoming Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag, has joined up with Eureka co-creator Jaime Paglia for a new sci-fi pilot at ABC.

ABC has bought Evolve, a sci-fi project about a disaster that locks off Los Angeles. When the government supposedly encounters a biological toxin within the large city, the town is closed up, with no outsiders let in--at least, until a group of brave souls try to get to the bottom of the contamination, which may not be a contamination, after all. Maybe it's a power black-out? No, no, that's not it.

Evolve is based on the Toxic City novels by Tim Lebbon--the first of which hit stores in October. That's a pretty fast adaptation turnaround.

Proyas's last essay into television was as an executive producer on the first unsold Riverworld back-door pilot for what was then Sci Fi.
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