Duncan Jones Wants to Make a Blade Runner-Like Sci-Fi Mystery Next
Most of you haven't seen the brilliant sci-fi film Moon yet, but once you do, I know you'll all want to see more from Duncan Jones. Although he is only now just breaking into feature filmmaking, after directing commercials for a British ad agency, he's already on his way to becoming one of the next big things. So as is always the case, we've got to know what's next for Duncan Jones. Well, thankfully Popular Mechanics has an interview (there are major spoilers in that interview - so do not read it unless you've seen Moon) with Jones where he talks about a project he's got in the pipeline coming up. Fortunately, it's another sci-fi film.
"It looks like I'm going to be doing another science-fiction film next. I love Blade Runner, it's one of my favorite films, and I've always been really… depressed that there was never—not a sequel, because I don't think it's right to make a sequel about Blade Runner, but no one's really tried to make a film which was set in the same kind of world or had that same kind of feel. So that's what I'm doing, a big-city mystery story that takes place in a future Berlin."
It's a little hard to tell from the trailer, which is all that most people have seen of Moon so far, but I would say Jones is definitely the perfect director to take on a full fledged big-city sci-fi feature like Blade Runner. You'll be amazed at what he's able to achieve on the budget he had for Moon - it's truly spectacular. If you need any more convincing, let Jones tell you himself: "I had three people I wanted to watch it: Ridley Scott, Terry Gilliam and Neil Gaiman. Neil Gaiman and Terry Gilliam have both watched it and loved it, so now I'm just waiting for Ridley Scott, which is the big one for me." I expect Ridley Scott will say the same.
Moon hits theaters on June 12th this summer. You won't want to miss seeing it on the big screen, as it's one of those sci-fi films that looks wonderful in theaters. We'll hear a lot more from Duncan Jones in June.