Director Duncan Jones Interested in Making a Movie Based on 2000 AD's Slaine or Rouge Trooper
Duncan Jones' latest film Mute was released on Netflix this past weekend, and if you haven't seen it yet, you need to check it out! As I was watching it, I wondered what kind of comic book movie Duncan Jones would want to make.
In a recent interview with JoBlo, Jones revealed that at one point he had talked to Marvel about directing a Guardians of the Galaxy before James Gunn jumped on board. He explained:
"I talked to Marvel about that a little bit and I was like. 'Mm. This is kind of interesting.' I knew nothing about Guardians of the Galaxy and … 'This is kind of interesting. Maybe I could do something with this?' But I didn’t engage, I think, passionately enough or immediately enough at the time, and I kind of had other things that I was looking at. So I didn’t go ahead with it, but I think if there was something like that, maybe."
He then goes on to reveal that he is interested in doing something in the 2000 AD world, which is the same universe that Judge Dredd resides in. Only he would want to play with characters like Slaine and Rogue Trooper:
"But I kinda feel like where my heart lies, if I were gonna go in the comic book direction, it would be in the British stuff just because I am British. So 2000 AD where Judge Dredd came from, has an amazing cast of characters. And I think if I were ever gonna do a comic book character, it would probably be one of those.
"Dredd was great, but there are like Slaine, and Rogue Trooper, and all of these amazing British characters that are over here, people don’t know about. So if I can find a way to get the budget to do one of those, which is difficult because they’re not known about… Those would be amazing movies, it’s just because they’re not known about. How do we make that work? But we’ll see. I would rather focus on trying to do a 2000 AD character."
I'd totally be down for a Slaine or Rogue Trooper movie! I have no idea if anything like this would ever happen because Dredd couldn't even succeed at the box office, and that movie was amazing! Would you like to see Duncan Jones take on the 2000 AD universe?