Jones Talks “Source Code,” “Dredd”

“Moon” director Duncan Jones tells Man Made Movies that his next project, the thriller “Source Code” with Jake Gyllenhaal, will be out early next year.

“My edit is complete, and we are working hard on visual effects, choosing a composer and trying the film out on a few people just to see how it goes over. Lots to do really, but everything is coming together” says Jones when asked about the film’s current status.

Tone wise he says “I know that performance-wise we got some great stuff from Jake, Michelle, Vera and Jeffrey. I know that the script was always tight, and the film has a hell of a fast pace to it. I know that I did my best to inject some humor where I could.”

Jone was also linked to the new “Judge Dredd” reboot at one point, a fact he doesn’t deny – “I would have loved to do the Judge Dredd movie that is underway. I was in fact sent the script to look at. Its a great script, and I hope I will not rue the decision of passing on it.”

So why did he pass on it? “I had such a strong idea of what I wanted to do with a Dredd movie, I could not bring myself to take it on and not do it my way! … and its not like I could do it as a sequel either; my Dredd would have been really weird, and dark and funny, but not your traditional introduction to a hero character. I don’t even know if I could have made my version of the film pitch-able. It was maybe too off the wall.”

For the full interview, head to Man Made Movies.