I love Twitter. There are countless interesting people to follow for any movie geek and one of my absolute favorites is Duncan Jones (follow him here), director of the instant sci-fi classic Moon, one of my favorite movies from the last couple years and the upcoming (and great looking) Source Code. Jones is one of the most down to earth, genuine people on Twitter and he regularly responds to tweets directed at him, so today I took a chance and asked him when we will hear about his next picture and if would be the previously announced Escape From The Deep or his intriguing original script Mute, a future noir in the style of Blade Runner. Jones was kind enough to reply:
“not on the sub movie anymore, but trying hard to get one of two things made next. Mute is one of those 2”.
Continue reading for a refresher on Mute. Make sure to follow myself and Mr. Jones, he’s truly a fun guy to follow.
Duncan Jones is going from his great flick “Moon” (which opens next Friday) all the way to the ocean floor with “Escape from the Deep”. Reading Variety’s synopsis already makes me excited for this flick:
Project is an adaptation of Alex Kershaw’s book about the real-life WW2 story of the U.S. Navy submarine USS Tang, which was hit by one of its own torpedoes and sunk to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. The crew members then had to escape from their iron coffin while enemy depth charges were being dropped from above and swim 180 feet to the surface.
You had me a “USS Tang”. I’m not exactly sure how one gets hit by their own torpedo (those things tend to go AWAY from the submarine and I don’t think they circle back because they don’t have homing beacons; you can trust my non-existent expertise on World War II underwater weaponry). But it sounds like a tense script and I’m always on board for submarine movies (those movies are tense even when nothing is happening because no matter the circumstances, it’s always a group of guys about five seconds from drowning because they’re in a tiny pipe miles beneath the ocean surface).