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Rogue Trooper movie in the works, with Duncan Jones aboard

Director’s teaser leaves very little to the imagination

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Duncan Jones, the director of 2016’s Warcraft, tweeted a teaser this afternoon that all but confirmed his next project will be an adaptation of the Rogue Trooper comic book and video game canon.

Jones’ rhyme calls out hints specific to the 2000 AD universe, before hitting everyone over the head with it in the scene of a blue mohawk haircut — the iconic look of Rogue, the hero of the series.

Rogue Trooper dates to 1981 and has been adapted into three games, four if you count last October’s Rogue Trooper Redux (pictured at top), a remastered version of 2006’s Rogue Trooper. Rebellion Developments has owned the 2000 AD franchise (which includes Judge Dredd and Strontium Dog, obliquely referenced in the tease) since acquiring it in 1999.

Rogue Trooper is the sci-fi story story of a bleak conflict between factions called the Norts and the Southers, set on the planet Nu-Earth. Rogue is a Genetic Infantryman, or G.I., who goes AWOL to hunt down The Traitor General, who massacred the entire G.I. Regiment; Rogue was the only survivor.

We were not overly impressed with Rogue Trooper Redux, saying that although it did pack the fun of a classic style of shooter, it does little else to justify its existence when a true sequel would have been preferred by fans.

Update: Duncan Jones and 2000 AD made it official today: The director said he’s adapting the Rogue Trooper comic created by Gerry Finley-Day and Dave Gibbons. Jones’ production company, Liberty Films, will produce.

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