Lynne Ramsay's WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN emerged from the indie rabble last year as an intense domestic drama that flirted with the "evil kid" horror subgenre. The lady seems to have a real flair for twisting conventions into bleak, uniquely transcendent films. I'm pleased to report she will be taking this style into the sci-fi genre with her next film, MOBIUS.
Reuniting with KEVIN screenwriter Rory Kinnear, the Scott Pictures production will be a loose take on Herman Melville's MOBY DICK adapted as a sci-fi actioner:
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.
That sounds nothing less than amazing. Most of us at AITH love super-bleak "suicide mission" movies and intergalactic action flicks, so it will be interesting to see Ramsay marry the formats to her unconventional style. If nothing else it should be a nice andidote to the sort of brainless, big-budget sci-fi films we've been getting lately (DREDD and LOOPER notwithstanding). What say you Schmoes? Are you ready to board MOBIUS?