The director of the upcoming “Warcraft” feature film says Hollywood still refuses to fund science-fiction blockbusters with women in the lead role, according to a report by Recode.
Duncan Jones said that after his 2011 movie “Source Code” he tried to get a female-led sci-fi film financed and was unable to convince a studio to fund it.
Said Jones: “They didn’t think there would be an audience at the budget that I wanted to make the film.”
Instead, he will be making a follow-up to his low-budget 2009 movie “Moon,” with Paul Rudd and Alexander Skarsgard to star in the new project. The movie, “Mute,” films later this year in Berlin.