To clarify, “Moby Dick In Space” is not the title of the movie we’re talking about, although wouldn’t that be awesome? Jeeves! Mail me a letter that has “Moby Dick In Space” written inside it, tout de suite! And, by Jove, if you break the seal on that letter, I will don my fighting trousers and thrash you like the Hun. Anyway, the movie we speak of is the upcoming sci-fi Mobius, which is being described as “Moby Dick In Space”.
THR informs us Mobius has just received financing from Scott Steindorff of Scott Pictures. Lynne Ramsay will direct the feature and write the script with her We Need to Talk About Kevin writing partner Rory Kinnear. Mobius — not to be confused with the Möbius Dick episode of Futurama — is inspired by Herman Melville’s 1851 classic about revenge. *cough* Public domain. *cough*
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. [THR]
SPOILER ALERT. We already know how it ends: