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We Need To Talk About Kevin director secures financing for sci-fi version of classic Melville novel set in outer space

Acclaimed British film-maker Lynne Ramsay looks to be one step closer to bringing her ambitious science fiction take on Herman Melville's classic tale of brooding obsession on the high seas, Moby-Dick, to the big screen. The director of Morvern Callar and We Need to Talk About Kevin has secured a finance and production deal with Hollywood producer Scott Steindorff through the latter's Scott Pictures banner, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Ramsay is writing the screenplay with Rory Kinnear, who collaborated with her on We Need to Talk About Kevin The Glasgow-born director first revealed details of the project on Simon Mayo and Mark Kermode's Radio 5 Live show in October a year ago, where she said it would be shot on a low budget. "We're taking the premise into the galaxy, »

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