Filmmaker Duncan Jones – the son of late musician David Bowie – has launched a Kickstarter campaign for his next project, a comic book titled Madi which he created with a variety of well-known comic creators.
Jones wrote Madi alongside Alex Di Campi, and a host of artists including Dylan Teague, Glenn Fabry, Duncan Fegredo, LRNZ, Ed Ocaña, André Araújo, Simon Bisley, Rosemary Valero-O’Connell, Tonci Zonjic, Pia Guerra, James Stokoe, RM Guéra, Chris Weston, Rufus Dayglo, Annie Wu, David Lopez, Christian Ward, Matt Wilson, Nayoung Kim, Chris O’Halloran, Adam Brown, Jacob Phillips, Raúl Arnaiz, Giulia Brusco, Sergey Nazarov and Kelly Fitzpatrick.
Madi – set in the same sci-fi universe as Jones’ films Moon and Mute, though a totally standalone story – focuses on a special forces agent (the eponymous Madi) who has one last globespanning mission to survive.
Here’s the official synopsis, from the Kickstarter page:
“Madi Preston, a veteran of Britain’s elite special operations J-Squad unit, is burnt out and up to her eyeballs in debt. She and the rest of her team have retired from the military but are now trapped having to pay to service and maintain the technology put into them during their years of service. They’re working for British conglomerate Liberty Inc as mercenaries, selling their unique ability to be remote controlled by specialists while in the field, and the debts are only growing as they get injured completing missions. We meet Madi as she decides she’s had enough. She will take an off-the-books job that should earn her enough to pay out her and her sister, but when the piece of tech she’s supposed to steal turns out to be a kid, and she suddenly blacks out… she finds herself on the run from everyone she’s ever known.”
Madi is 260 pages, and is expected for release in November through Z2 Comics. The Kickstarter states Madi will not be released digitally.