Duncan Jones is teasing a new project, which will see the director take on a comic book movie.
Jones first released the Sam Rockwell-starring Moon in 2009 before releasing Source Code in 2011, Warcraft: The Beginning in 2016 and this year’s Netflix original Mute.
Posting on Twitter earlier this week, the director wrote, “A little nervous about this, but hell, nervous is where the fun is! 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!” You can see the tweet below.
A little nervous about this, but hell, nervous is where the fun is!
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!
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) July 12, 2018
Today (July 15), he tweeted another update. This time, it was a video with the simple caption “As promised…” which you can see below.
As promised… pic.twitter.com/6y3pzn2Cn1
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) July 15, 2018
While Jones hasn’t explicitly stated which comic book he’ll be tackling, all clues point to the 2000 AD comic series Rogue Trooper.
At the time of Jones’ tweet, 2000 AD also happened to tweet an old-school Rogue Trooper comic cover, which also seems to point to the project.
CLASSIC COVER: Rogue Trooper by Henry Flint for 2000 AD Prog 896 (15th July, 1994) pic.twitter.com/rUf0JAaPsd
— 2000 AD Comics (@2000AD) July 15, 2018
Meanwhile, it was recently announced that Joaquin Phoenix will star in a Joker origin movie. It will be directed by The Hangover’s Todd Phillips and executively produced by movie legend Martin Scorsese. The script is a collaborative effort between Phillips and Scott Silver, who were behind Eminem’s 8 Mile.
The studio have a $55million budget according to Variety, with the studio describing the premise as an “exploration of a man disregarded by society [that] is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.”
This will be the first time Joaquin Phoenix has stepped into the DC Extended Universe, after winning the best actor award at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival for his recent film You Were Never Really Here.