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Mobius (a.k.a. Moby Dick in space)

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Links to our threads on Ratcatcher (1999) and We Need to Talk about Kevin (2011).

Links to our threads on Captain Ahab (2007) and Timur Bekmambetov's Moby Dick (in development).

Link to our thread on the first ten Star Trek movies, two of which -- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) and Star Trek: First Contact (1996) -- made significant Moby Dick references.

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Lynne Ramsay’s Next Film Is A Science-Fiction Take On ‘Moby Dick’

She told us when we spoke to her in Toronto that she had two films competing to be her next project, one a Glasgow-set film at Warp Films, the other a bigger-budgeted sci-fi project, which seemed further off. But as it turns out, the sci-fi picture looks to go next, and it’s actually a take on one of the greatest novels of all time.

The director revealed to the film world’s most bequiffed film critic that her sci-fi project is set to be a retelling of Herman Melville‘s “Moby Dick.” “This is really the first time I’ve spoken about, it’s been very under wraps,” she said, before spilling the beans. “It’s more or less inspired by ‘Moby Dick,’ which is a fantastic novel, an American classic, but funnily enough a lot of people haven’t read it. So I’m working on something loosely based on that. And it’s science-fiction, so we’re taking the premise into the galaxy. So we’re creating a whole new world, and a new alien. A very psychological piece, mainly taking place in the ship, a bit like ‘Das Boot,’ so it’s quite claustrophobic.” . . .

The Playlist, October 21

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Tyler   

Lynne Ramsay doing sci-fi sounds about as likely as Roland Emmerich doing Shakespeare.

Oh wait.

Anyway, I instantly have higher hopes for this than for Timur's version.

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NBooth   

Meh, the whole "whales in space" thing has been done before....

Heck, Moby Dick in Space has been done:

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Disney has done the whales-in-space thing, too, e.g. in Fantasia 2000:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGZeT07rqlU

You also get a glimpse of whale-like creatures starting around the 5:36 mark in this clip from Treasure Planet:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3azm7UV0QQ#t=336s

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Scott Pictures Teaming Up With 'We Need to Talk About Kevin' Writer-Director on 'Moby Dick' in Space (Exclusive)

Scott Steindorff and his Scott Pictures banner have come aboard to produce and finance Mobius, Lynne Ramsay’s science fiction-oriented project inspired by Moby Dick.

Ramsay and her We Need to Talk About Kevin co-writer Rory Kinnear are penning the script, which takes its cues from Herman Melville’s 1851 classic about a sea captain seeking revenge on a whale that destroyed his previous boat.

In Mobius, described as psychological action thriller set in deep space, a captain consumed by revenge takes his crew on a death mission fueled by his own ego and will to control an enigmatic alien. . . .

Hollywood Reporter, October 2

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