Duncan Jones Vaguely Mentions New Sci-Fi Film Connected to 'Moon'
Since January brought news that his next gestating sci-fi film Mute was stalled, we haven't heard much about Duncan Jones' back-up project in the same genre that would also pay homage to Ridley Scott's classic film Blade Runner. We've seen some cool concept art from the film that centers on a woman whose disappearance causes a mystery for her partner, a mute bartender, who is forced to go up against the city's gangsters. However, what we hadn't heard previously is that Mute is connected to the same universe as his excellent debut film Moon, and the same can be said of this other mysterious sci-fi project as well.
Jones didn't have much to say about his new film, not even a title, but here's what he told LOVEFiLM:
"It's another science fiction film, which is hopefully going to be a summation of what I would love to make. Hopefully this next film is going to be the best of both worlds, it's going to be my own idea, really throwing myself and my own passions into it, but having the budget to be able to pull (it) off. It's sci-fi set, and it's a little bit future set, connected to the universe that is described in 'Moon' but a completely independent story. And in the same way, it's also connected to this script I've been working on for a long time - 'Mute' - independently and parallel as a graphic novel."
We don't have any plot details yet and Jones is apparently under strict orders to remain tight lipped on the subject. However, the filmmaker did say he already has thought of who would be perfect for the film, "I have particular cast members in mind to help me give it a voice. I've picked who I want to work with and hopefully they'll want to work with me." Any chance he'll reunite with Sam Rockwell or Jake Gyllenhaal? We'll have to wait and see. Otherwise, I'm really interested in Jones' creation of his own sci-fi universe in which his original stories exist. Though the filmmakers couldn't be any different, it's almost like Kevin Smith's creation of his own universe, stemming from Red Bank, New Jersey, where all of the characters from most of his films exist. Here's hoping Jones gets this project off the ground sooner than later.