Duncan Jones, the director of the engrossing Moon is already looking for his next science fiction movie. And he says he's aiming to recapture the magic of Blade Runner.

In an interview with Erin McCarthy from Popular Mechanics Jones talks about his next big feature film and says he's going to try and harness that old Blade Runner feel:

It looks like I'm going to be doing another science-fiction film next. I love Blade Runner, it's one of my favorite films, and I've always been really… depressed that there was never — not a sequel, because I don't think it's right to make a sequel about Blade Runner, but no one's really tried to make a film which was set in the same kind of world or had that same kind of field. So that's what I'm doing, a big-city mystery story that takes place in a future Berlin.

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Good, it's about time someone tried to tell stories like this again. We're starved for noirish world-building layered into a mystery, and if anyone can create an interesting society it's Jones. In fact if he wasn't doing this, we would ask him to.

The article also includes tons of details about Moon, including the answer for why Jones put the helium-mining base on the dark side of the moon, when there's more helium on the near side. But be warned: if you haven't seen Moon the interview is full of spoilers.

Right now Moon is playing at the Tribeca Film Festival, the Cleveland International Film Festival, and the Philadelphia International Film Festival, and it'll have a limited release in theaters on June 12th.

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