Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag

Just read news that Alex Proyas (Dark City, The Crow and I, Robot) is adapting Robert A.Heinlein's The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag into a movie. The novella was originally published in an edition of Unknown Worlds magazine in 1942 and later released as part of a collection of short stories in 1959.

Why is the doctor so disturbed by the
mysterious brown substance under Jonathan
Hoag's fingernails ? Could it really be the dried
human blood it so closely resembles ?

What does Hoag do during the daylight hours ?
And what is the brutal Brotherhood of the Birds ?

It's been a long time since I read this story, but I look forward to seeing any of Heinlein's work adapted to the big screen, I'll have to dig out my copy of the book and give it a read again.

1 comment:

allen said...

That could be really cool! I liked all three of those movies. A lot of people slammed I, Robot for veering so far away from the original, but I hadn't read it since high school so I dug it.