Warcraft: The Beginning looks like it’s turning out to be a bit of a bomb, but director Duncan Jones isn’t letting that get to him. Far from it, in fact. The promising filmmaker, who also gave us excellent sci-fi efforts like Moon and Source Code has turned his attention towards Mute, a movie that he’s been trying to make for a very long time now. How long, you ask? Try 14 years.
In a recent interview with Indiewire, Jones spoke about his desire to bring the project to fruition, revealing that it will be the second film in a planned trilogy, with the aforementioned Moon being the first.
“I’ve always wanted to make Mute,” Jones said in the interview. “I’ve been on Mute for about 14 years. I’m determined, no matter what happens, I’m going to get that movie made, at some point.”
Calling the world that the films take place in the “Moon-iverse,” the director went on to say that the next film in the trilogy is ready to go as well and will boast a female lead:
“It’s ready to go,” he says. “I was trying to make it after Source Code. It’s a female lead, and at that time, four of five years ago, it was just proving really difficult to get the film made, this science fiction film with a female lead.”
“Mute‘s kind of happening now,” Jones explained, “so I’m going to do that, and then, with any luck, I’ll be able to get this other film made that will make up the third part of that trilogy, as soon as possible.”
So then, it seems that despite the lacklustre reception Warcraft: The Beginning is receiving, Jones is still eager to dip his toes into sci-fi again, which is great news. After all, Source Code and Moon are both incredible films and showed great promise from the director, so to hear that he’ll return to genre for Mute and its follow-up is certainly exciting news.
These two projects sound like real passion projects for Jones as well, meaning that he’ll surely be doing everything he can to ensure that they end up being just as thrilling and thought-provoking as his earlier efforts.