Noah Hawley continues to be a busy man on both the small screen and the big screen. The Fargo and Legion creator is readying for his feature directorial debut with the upcoming Natalie Portman-starring Lucy in the Sky, and his next two projects seem like equally high-concept endeavors. The next two Noah Hawley new projects are a feature film under Fox Searchlight and a TV pilot for FX, both in collaboration with author Matthew Baker. The author’s short stories that have sparked major bidding battles in Hollywood over the past year, and both the film and TV pilot will be based off of those stories.

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lucy in the sky trailer

“You got to see the vast celestial everything and it blew your mind, so now nothing makes sense.” Lucy in the Sky questions what happens when astronauts experience something literally out-of-this world, and return to Earth and all its humdrum activities. The feature film from Legion and Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley, making his directorial debut, looks as cerebral and trippy as that experience would be, anchored by a tremulous performance by Natalie Portman. See the Lucy in the Sky trailer below.

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Doctor Doom Movie plot details

Two years after Noah Hawley dropped the bomb that he was developing a Doctor Doom movie for 20th Century Fox, the comic book movie remains in limbo.

The ever-busy Legion showrunner has only accumulated more projects in the interim, while a big question mark remains around Fox’s superhero properties in the face of the impending Disney-Fox deal. But while the film stalls indefinitely, despite a constructive meeting with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, Hawley dropped a few more Doctor Doom movie plot details to keep us sated.

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Harry Lloyd Playing Professor X on Legion

For two seasons, the FX series Legion has focused on David Haller (Dan Stevens), a man who believed he was schizophrenic but discovered he might be the most powerful mutant in the world. In the comics, that’s mostly because he’s the son of Professor Charles Xavier, something that has only been hinted at on the show. We haven’t seen the telepathic mutant appear on the X-Men series yet, but that will change with the show’s third and final season.

Legion has landed Harry Lloyd as Professor X, though the extent of the character’s involvement in the end of the series has yet to be revealed. Lloyd may best be known for his role on Game of Thrones as Viserys Targaryen, the corrupt, doomed brother of Emilia Clarke’s Daenerys Targaryen. Read More »

to be read backwards

Fargo and Legion creator Noah Hawley is headed back to the big screen with To Be Read Backwards. Based on a short story by Matthew BakerTo Be Read Backwards sounds like a cross between Memento and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, telling the story of a man moving backwards in time from his death. Hawley will make his feature directorial debut with the upcoming Natalie Portman NASA drama Pale Blue Dot.

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songs from legion

It’s Always Blue: Songs From Legion” is a new soundtrack album full of covers of classic songs featured in the mind-bending FX series Legion. The music hails from composer Jeff Russo and series creator Noah Hawley, and we have an exclusive vinyl art debut of the album below. “It’s Always Blue: Songs From Legion” arrives early next year. Read More »

Legion Season 3

Noah Hawley has been busy this year. Season two of Legion was on in the Spring. He directed the movie Pale Blue Dot starring Natalie Portman  FX just announced he was making a fourth season of Fargo with Chris Rock, and there’s that Doctor Doom movie that’s in the works. On top of all that, Hawley still had time to crank out scripts for the third season of the FX series Legion.

Based on the character from X-Men comics, Legion tells the story of David Haller (Dan Stevens) discovering his powers. He was committed to an institution because his family thought the powers he struggled to exhibit were mental episodes. There, Melanie Bird (Jean Smart) rescued him to help him learn to use his mutant powers. In season two, he did battle with Amahl Farouk (Navid Negahban) but it compromised his relationships with those he loved like Syd Barrett (Rachel Keller) and his sister Amy (Katie Aselton).

During an FX reception for the Television Critics Association, FX CEO John Landgraf revealed to /Film that Hawley is hard at work on the third season of Legion, and it sounds like things are going to get very dark for David Haller. Read More »

pale blue dot first look

Natalie Portman plays an astronaut who loses touch with reality in Noah Hawley‘s upcoming drama Pale Blue Dot. And in our first look at the film, perhaps that first starts with her haircut.

Fox Searchlight has released a first image of Portman in character as a married NASA astronaut who returns home and begins an affair with a fellow astronaut (Jon Hamm), only to steadily spiral out of control.

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pale blue dot cast

Noah Hawley‘s sci-fi film Pale Blue Dot (which may not be called Pale Blue Dot anymore) just landed a great new cast member: Exorcist and Requiem for a Dream actress Ellen Burstyn. Other Pale Blue Dot cast members include Natalie Portman, Jon Hamm and Dan Stevens.

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doctor doom movie

When Noah Hawley announced that he was working on a Doctor Doom movie at last year’s Comic Con, it stirred up plenty of excitement among geeks who are fans of his surreal, radical take on the X-Men antihero in Legion. Hawley’s work is the perfect marriage between high-brow and high-key weird, which would deliver a fresh twist on a character who has so often been stuck as a supervillain to the Fantastic Four.

Now Hawley has a new update on his Doctor Doom movie, which he confirms already has a script. But with that good news comes the caveat: the movie probably won’t be coming to the big screen any time soon.

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