Writer/director Duncan Jones has released a video teasing that he wants to adapt 2000 AD's Rogue Trooper into a live-action film. Here is the video:
As promised... pic.twitter.com/6y3pzn2Cn1— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) July 15, 2018
"One for them or one for me? Studio or wee indie?" Jones says in a voice over. Shall I make a comic book movie, a Marvel film, perhaps DC? Image, or Dark Horse maybe? Yes, one from the Megaverse, now let me see, who, oh, who, should it be?"
The video ends with Jones taking of his had to reveal a blue mohawk - the signature haircut of Megaverse's Rogue Trooper.
Created in 1981 by Gerry FInley-Day and Dave Gibbons for Rebellion's 2000 AD, Rogue Trooper is a genetically engineered supersoldier - a Genetic Infrantryman - tasked with tracking down a criminal known as the Traitor General.
Back in February while promoting his Netflix film Mute, the writer/director told JoBlo he wasn't interested in doing well-known comic book adaptations but would be interested in a cult comic book like Guardians of the Galaxy
"I think if there's something that hasn't already been adapted ... The thing is, I would do a DC or Marvel title if no one had heard of it, I think. Truly, I think the closest I ever got was ... I was looking at Guardians of the Galaxy a little bit before they did such an amazing job."
Jones goes on to say that "where my heart lies" is in "the British stuff just because I am British."
"So 2000 AD where Judge Dredd came from, has an amazing cast of characters," Jones said. "And I think if I were ever gonna do a comic book character, it would probably be one of those. Dredd was great, but there are like Slaine, and Rogue Trooper, and all of these amazing British characters that are over here, people don't know about. So if I can find a way to get the budget to do one of those, which is difficult because they're not known about… Those would be amazing movies, it's just because they're not known about. How do we make that work? But we'll see. I would rather focus on trying to do a 2000 AD character."