Duncan Jones

Director Duncan Jones teases next film, and he's not subtle about it

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Jul 15, 2018

It was just mere days ago that Moon, Mute and Warcraft director Duncan Jones teased that his next film would be adapting a comic book. Now, he's given fans another tease, and this time, he's made it pretty clear which comic he plans to adapt. 

On Twitter, Jones posted a short video where the camera slowly pans over to a man (presumably Jones himself) with his back to the camera, sitting at an editing bay, musing to himself what movie he should work on next. 

"One for them, or one for me?" he asks via voiceover. "Shall I make a comic book movie?"

He then wonders if he should adapt a comic not from Marvel, DC or Dark Horse, but from "back to [his] homeland, 2000 AD."

After considering a sequel to Dredd, but realizing that's not in the stars, he then considers "one from the Megaverse." 

"Who oh who should it be?" he mused.

Jones then takes off his hat to reveal a blue mohawk, a pretty clear sign that his next film will be an adaptation of 2000 AD's Rogue Trooper. So, it appears Jones has decided to make one for him.

Rogue Trooper is a British sci-fi comic from 2000 AD created by Gerry Finley-Day and Dave Gibbons in 1981. It follows the adventures of Rogue, a genetically-created, blue-skinned super soldier as he and his three comrades search for the Traitor General.

Even the video thinks this should be obvious enough, as the final title card reads: "If that's not enough of a clue..."

No further details are given. Heck, the video doesn't even 100% confirm for sure that Jones will be making a film version of Rogue Trooper. So for now, we'll just have to wait until the director decides to offer more information. 

So, what do you all think? You excited? Confused? Skeptical? Rogue Trooper fans and novices alike, weigh in below and let us know your thoughts.