We Need to Talk About Kevin director Lynne Ramsay’s newfound mainstream film career is starting to get pretty damn interesting. Not only is she at work on Jane Got a Gun, a Western starring Natalie Portman and Michael Fassbender, but The Hollywood Reporter reveals Ramsay is also making Mobius, a sci-fi Moby Dick adaptation set in space.
The film’s Ahab is a captain who leads a doomed mission driven by a personal vendetta against a great white whale of an alien. As the Guardian reports, Ramsay described the project to BBC Radio 5 last year. “It’s about this mad captain whose crazy need for revenge takes the crew to their death,” she said. “I’m taking people into dark waters and you see some casualties on the way. It’s fascinating stuff because there’s so much in it.” Scott Steindorff’s Scott Pictures is on board to produce, and Ramsay will re-team with her We Need to Talk About Kevin collaborator, Rory Kinnear, on the script.