‘Fargo’ Creator Noah Hawley to Make Directorial Debut With Sci-Fi Film ‘Man Alive’
In addition to plotting the third season of Fargo, creator Noah Hawley is developing two more projects for FX, including X-Men TV series Legion, starring Dan Stevens and Aubrey Plaza. That’s a fairly ambitious to-do list, but Hawley just added another item as he’s signed on with 20th Century Fox to make his feature directorial debut on a sci-fi film titled Man Alive.
Little is known about Man Alive, but as Deadline reports, the project is based on an “elevated sci-fi” screenplay by newcomer Joe Greenberg and marks Hawley’s first project in an overall deal with 20th Century Fox. Hawley’s 26 Keys banner will produce the film, while plot details remain unknown. But the Fargo creator is certainly no stranger to sci-fi, given that peculiar twist in Fargo Season 2.
With an increasingly busy schedule, Season 3 of Hawley’s Coen brothers-inspired FX series has been pushed back to 2017. The next installment of Fargo will have a more contemporary setting, with at least one established character returning from previous seasons. Hawley is also writing and producing a limited series based on Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle, along with the aforementioned Legion series based on the X-Men comics. In addition to Dan Stevens and Aubrey Plaza, the show also reunites Hawley with Fargo Season 2 star Jean Smart. Despite its connections to the X-Men universe, Legion will not follow the continuity of the film franchise, though Bryan Singer and Simon Kinberg will serve as executive producers.