So after the release of the sublime Moon Duncan Jones seems to be on the minds of many bloggers. He also ended up taking a BAFTA for his work on the film. So there is renewed interest in his upcoming projects. He is right now working on Source Code with Jake Gyllenhaal and Vera Farmiga. It was adjudged one of the best scripts of last year.
Here is Duncan Jones giving an interview for ManMadeMovies.
I would have loved to do the Judge Dredd movie that is underway. I was in fact sent the script to look at. Its a great script, and I hope I will not rue the decision of passing on it.
Thing was, I had such a strong idea of what I wanted to do with a Dredd movie, I could not bring myself to take it on and not do it my way! … and it’s not like I could do it as a sequel either; my Dredd would have been really weird, and dark and funny, but not your traditional introduction to a hero character. I don’t even know if I could have made my version of the film pitch-able. It was maybe too off the wall.
Judge Dredd would be perfect to take up. But it will need a really good actor to pull it through.