MUTE Director Duncan Jones Teasing a Comic Book Movie That He's Directing
Duncan Jones, the director of Moon, Source Code, Warcraft, and Mute has a new film project in the works. It's a comic book movie and he's been teasing it on Twitter. He's not saying what it is yet, but he'll be throwing out teases until it's officially announced. This is the first one her sent out:
A little nervous about this, but hell, nervous is where the fun is!— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) July 12, 2018
I’m going to be making a comic book movie next! A pretty special one.
That’s the initial tease...
Second tease to come in a few days!
Director Edgar Wright then chimes in to say that he knows what it is and he's excited about it:
I know what it is and I’M excited.— edgarwright (@edgarwright) July 12, 2018
Could it be a Marvel movie? a DC movie? Something totally different?! It's hard to say at the moment, but a few months ago Jones did say that he wanted to direct a movie based in the world of 2000 AD such and Slaine or 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."
So it seems like something in the 2000 AD universe in the best since that's what he's passionate about. He previously met with Marvel about Guardians of the Galaxy, and that just didn't seem like it would be his thing. When talking about that , he said:
"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."
I imagine there will be a big announcement made at Comic-Con next week, so we'll keep you updated. In the mean time, what comic book property would you like to see Jones take on?