Oscar Isaac has become very popular in the world of science fiction, particularly for his role as Poe Dameron in the recent Star Wars movies. Despite the new trilogy ending, Isaac is still planing to continue his track record of science fiction movie roles. It was recently announced that Isaac will be appearing in a film adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan and Tony Harris’ comic series Ex Machina, not to be confused with Alex Garland’s Oscar winning sci-fi film of the same name also featuring Oscar Issac. This adaptation will be released under the title The Great Machine, most likely to avoid confusion of the two properties.
The film centers around a superhero known as the Great Machine who, as his name suggests, has the power to communicate with machines. The Great Machine ultimately ends up running for mayor of New York City shortly after the events of 9/11. Isaac’s role has yet to be announced, though if he plays the title character, it could satisfy those who have been waiting for him to be in a superhero film, aside from the post-credit scene in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
Isaac will also produce The Great Machine alongside his manager, Jason Spire, which implies that whatever role he has, it’s going to be a big part. Seberg writers Anna Waterhouse and Joe Shrapnel will be writing the film’s script. With Oscar Isaac appearing in this and the upcoming Dune remake from Denis Villenueve, it’s most certainly clear that he won’t stop appearing in high profile science-fiction films anytime soon.