Jones turned down Judge Dredd job
Duncan Jones turned down the chance to direct the upcoming Judge Dredd reboot - because he was convinced his ideas were too "weird and dark" for the action antihero.
David Bowie's filmmaker son admits he's a huge fan of the comic book character and was approached to helm the adaptation before Pete Travis was eventually hired as director.
But he insists he had to pass on the dream job - because his quirky vision for Judge Dredd didn't fit with the script.
He tells Man Made Movies, "I would have loved to do the Judge Dredd movie that is underway. I was in fact sent the script to look at. It's a great script, and I hope I will not rue the decision of passing on it. Thing was, I had such a strong idea of what I wanted to do with a Dredd movie, I could not bring myself to take it on and not do it my way!
"My Dredd would have been really weird, and dark and funny, but not your traditional introduction to a hero character. I don't even know if I could have made my version of the film pitch-able. It was maybe too off the wall."
Production on the new project, which follows Sylvester Stallone's 1995 original, is due to begin later this year (10).
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