Lynne Ramsay aims to tackle Moby Dick ... In Space

We Need To Talk About Kevin was not only one of the best films of 2011, but it also appears to be enabling its director, Lynne Ramsay, to embark on some more commercial projects.

With her Natalie Portman / Michael Fassbender starring western - Jane Got A Gun - gearing up to shoot very soon, Ms. Ramsay has started developing a science fiction version of Moby Dick, entitled Mobius, with the same company.  The Hollywood Reporter describes the potential tone of the script as "A psychological action thriller set in deep space, [where] a captain consumed by revenge takes his crew on a death mission fueled by his own ego and will to control an enigmatic alien."

If there is one director I would like to keep getting work, it is indeed Ramsay who has a knack for both purely visual and highly evocative cinema.  Thus far with her three features, Ratcatcher, Movern Callar and the aforementioned Kevin, she has played purely in the art-house world, but I'm anticipating to see what she can do as she edges closer to genre.  
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  • mightyjoeyoung

    "If there is one director I would like to keep getting work, it is indeed Ramsay who has a knack for both purely visual and highly evocative cinema."
    Yeah, I like Ramsay´s previous films even though I have not yet seen We Need To Talk About Kevin.
    Lets see how she handles the western genre first.....of course I would love a sci fi film from her or a horror film.
    Thanks for the info Mr Halfyard.

  • anon anon

    I liked it better when it was called 'Leviathan '99', written by Ray Bradbury in like 1960...

  • paratize

    Hmm...might this have something to do with this book: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mobius...

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