A few days back, “Moon” and “Warcraft” director Duncan Jones teased he was looking at doing a comic book adaptation as his next project, but didn’t say what property it would be. At the same time it was confirmed it would NOT be a DC Comics property.
Well now in a new Twitter posting, he seems to have revealed what it is – “Rogue Trooper”. Jones in the clip says it’s a planned take on a property in the 2000AD Mega-verse which includes properties like “Judge Dredd,” “Durham Red,” “ABC Warriors” and “Strontium Dog”.
It also specifically states it’s not Dredd, but something else before showing off a man’s mohawk from behind – leading to the natural conclusion he’s referring to “Rogue Trooper,” a sci-fi comic from Gerry Finley-Day and Dave Gibbons about Rogue, a genetically created, blue-skinned, manufactured super soldier on Nu-Earth which is mostly toxic now due to chemical and biological warfare.
In this world, a G.I.’s entire personality is downloaded at the time of death onto biochips for later retrieval. Rogue has his three former comrades chips with him attached to his equipment following a massacre. Rogue goes AWOL in search of the Traitor General responsible. What kind of adaptation Jones intends to yield, be it film or television or other, is unclear at this point.
As promised… pic.twitter.com/6y3pzn2Cn1
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) July 15, 2018