Director of Moon and Warcraft, Duncan Jones, has confirmed that his next project will be a film adaptation of the Rogue Trooper comic book and video game.
Jones tweeted a teaser of the upcoming project:
As promised… pic.twitter.com/6y3pzn2Cn1
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) July 15, 2018
Rogue Trooper dates from 1981, and has been adapted into four games, including last year’s Rogue Trooper Redux, a remastered version of the 2006 game Rogue Trooper. Rebellion Development has owned the rights to the 2000AD franchise since 1999.
The sci-fi story follows the bleak conflict between factions the Norts and the Southers, on the planet Nu-Earth. The protagonist, Rogue, is a Genetic Infantryman, who goes AWOL in order to hunt down the Traitor General, who massacred Rogue’s regiment, leaving him as the only survivor.
So, while Jones has confirmed that he is adapting the comic from Gerry Finley-Day and Dave Gibbons, the director has also confirmed that they will not be making an appearance at SDCC this year, so we’re going to have to wait a little longer for more on the project.
Incredibly excited to confirm I'm working on an adaption of Gerry Finley-Day & Dave Gibbons’ 2000AD comic ROGUE TROOPER!
Lot of work ahead though, so we will NOT be at SDCC.
More info available at https://t.co/7bTNs5f1lM
#roguetrooper @roguetrooper @LibertyFilms @LibertyStu
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) July 16, 2018