The director of Moon and the Warcraft movie wants to make a film based on LucasArts’ critically acclaimed point-and-click game Full Throttle.
Duncan Jones tweeted his followers asking them to spread the word and make Disney aware that it’s a project he wants to work on.
Disney acquired Lucasfilm and its subsidiaries including LucasArts in 2012, meaning it owns the rights to the Full Throttle IP.
Full Throttle Remastered - trailer
“If you could all tell Disney Studios how much you’d love them to let me make Full Throttle for Disney+ that would be adorable and I’d be very appreciative,” Jones wrote.
Full Throttle was originally released in 1995 and tells the story of Ben, the leader of a biker gang, who’s framed for the murder of the much-loved CEO of a motorcycle manufacturer.
The game was designed by Tim Schafer and praised for its soundtrack, the quality of its voice acting and its sense of humour.
It was re-released by Schafer’s studio Double Fine Productions in 2017 as Full Throttle Remastered, which offered improved graphics and sound, updated controls and a developer commentary.
Jones – whose direction on Moon won him the BAFTA Award for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer – wrote an entire script for a potential Full Throttle movie in January 2021 and posted it on Twitter, saying: “If nothing else, it gave me a chance to do a bit of action comedy. I had a riot.”
A year later, though, it looks like Jones is now keen to turn that script into an actual movie, and is hoping the fans will make their voices heard to Disney.