MUTE and WARCRAFT Director Duncan Jones Says He Wants To Make A Western
With his fourth feature film Mute now available to stream on Netflix, lots of minds are on director Duncan Jones. The son of David Bowie and talented screenwriter watched his career suddenly skyrocket after the huge success of his debut film, Moon. In the years following Jones' success he has helmed three more films including Source Code and the box office flop, Warcraft. His fourth film starring Alexander Skarsgard, Paul Rudd and Justin Theroux is a spiritual sequel to his very first film, Moon. So far, Mute is getting pretty mixed reviews on both sides of the spectrum but it seems like the majority of people who are fans of Jones' films really like it. Jones has been working on Mute for the better part of the last 15 years, and calls the movie his "passion project." But now that Mute is behind him, what's next?
I recently sat down with Jones to discuss Mute, and when I asked him about future films he would like to do he replied with the following:
"I know it sounds kind of trite but I want to do a Western. I really want to do Western but it's really, really hard to get Westerns off the ground. It's actually less hard to get them off the ground than to get audiences to go see them. Right now people don't want to watch Westerns, its really really hard to get a financially successful Western."
Even though Jones has pretty much lived in the sci-fi/fantasy genre I would be very curious to see a western brought to life with his vision. What do you guys think, would you like to see him do a western or a different genre?
Mute is available to stream now on Netflix.