Our friends in the UK and elsewhere that are fans Of 2000 AD will be happy to hear the news that a live-action Rogue Trooper film is in the works. Moon, Source Code and Warcraft director Duncan Jones is set to write and direct a movie based on 2000 AD’s blue-skinned genetic infantryman.
Rogue Trooper is one of the most popular characters to come out of 2000 AD, which also publishes characters such as Judge Dredd, Nemesis the Warlock, and Strontium Dog. Created by Gerry Finley-Day and Dave Gibbons, Rogue Trooper is a genetically-engineered soldier bred to fight on Nu-Earth, a hellish planet consumed by an endless war between the Norts and the Southers. The sole survivor of a massacre that claimed his fellow GIs, Rogue sets out on a mission to find the traitor who betrayed them – the personalities of three dead comrades plugged into his helmet, backpack, and rifle.
Jones is one of a generation of leading British film directors who have been inspired by the satirical, anti-establishment and hyper-violent comic strips in 2000 AD. First published in 1977, 2000 AD has been at the cutting edge of British culture for four decades and continues to publish ground-breaking science fiction, fantasy, and horror comics. 2000 AD is the legendary weekly British anthology comic, the home of Judge Dredd and a galaxy of original sci-fi, fantasy, and horror action stars.