The in-progress story of film maker Duncan Jones is an impressive one. The director took $5 Million on his debut film, and turned it into one of the more popular movies of this summer, Moon. The movie — which stars Sam Rockwell as an astronaut on a three-year mission who ends up dealing with the pains of extended seclusion — is still slowly-but-surely expanding to more and more theaters, and hopefully by the end of its run, it will have made much more than it cost. Even though its box office success is still unknown, Jones is now moving on to his next project, which will be called Mute.
Not much is known of the movie yet, only that it will have many more actors than his previous one-man-show, it will be reminiscent to the classic Blade Runner, and also this brief description: “Mute is about a woman whose disappearance causes a mystery for her partner, a mute bartender. When she disappears, he has to go up against the city’s gangsters.”
What we do know, is that Jones will be given a much larger $25 Million budget for this next project — a number that has fans excited after seeing what the director did on Moon with such a small amount of financing to work with.
Mute looks to be Duncan Jones’ next project in line. At first, it looked like he would be doing an adaptation of Alex Kershaw’s Escape From the Deep, a story about nine a U.S. submarine crew who are struck by a torpedo and need to find a way to survive an ocean grave. No word on if that project will get done down the road or not.
[Source: ScreenDaily via io9]