In the Works: Lynne Ramsay Nabs Backing for Her Take on 'Moby Dick,' Sci-Fi Thriller 'Mobius'

by Beth Hanna
October 3, 2012 12:49 PM
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Scott Steindorff's Scott Pictures will be producing Lynne Ramsay's ambitious project "Mobius," a sci-fi psychological thriller based on Herman Melville's "Moby Dick." The whale of a tale will be set in deep space, where a crew is lead into ever deeper peril by an unhinged captain on a death mission, obsessed with revenge on an elusive alien entity.

Ramsay and "We Need to Talk About Kevin" co-writer Rory Kinnear re-team on "Mobius." Scott Pictures had already committed to taking on Ramsay's imminent and equally promising next project "Janie Got a Gun," a western starring Natalie Portman and Michael Fassbender. "Janie" begins shooting in January.

In a sideways connection, Tilda Swinton, star of Ramsay's "Kevin," recently recorded the first chapter of the Melville classic for "Moby Dick" Big Read, a site dedicated to changing the massive tome's standing as the "great unread American novel."

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  • Flash | October 4, 2012 7:29 AMReply

    Best of luck Lynne, more so you do realise that this has been done before and rather well by Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan?

  • Pinky'sBrain | October 4, 2012 5:07 AMReply

    So Futurama recently did a Moby Dick episode with that exact same plot. The episode was titled "Mobius Dick" (Season 6, Episode 15).

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