Music video and commercial director Noble Jones has been tapped to direct the thriller Soulless for Chapter One Films.
The David Fincher protege (he’s a frequent presence on Fincher’s movie sets, shadowing the director, and Noble was the second unit director on Fincher’s The Social Network), is based in Los Angeles, and has won numerous awards recognition for his work in the worlds of advertising, documentary filmmaking and music videos, for the likes of clients like AT&T, Proctor & Gamble, Coca Cola, Sears and more.
He’s also a musician himself as well.
Clearly, a talent to be familiar with, if you’re not already. I wasn’t before today, and based on the few clips of his work I watched as I put together this post, I’m definitely looking forward to seeing what he can do as a feature filmmaker.
Soulless, which will be his feature film directorial debut,centers on a man whose estranged ex-wife suddenly shows up on his doorstep, hands him their baby, and immediately kills herself. As the man learns to care for the child, “evil dark forces gather around them” as he soon starts to realize that the baby may be the reason.
Jones will be directing from a script penned by Ryne Pearson (the writer responsible for other genre films in Mercury Rising, which starred Bruce Willis, and Knowing, with Nicholas Cage).
Matt Kaplan and Robyn Marshall will produce.
By the way, Jones was recently hired to write and direct a remake of American Psycho; although his script didn’t go into production. But it was well received according to the artist, and it did lead to other writing assignments and feature projects.
Unfortunately, photos of Mr Jones online are scarce, so the pic at the top of this post, and the one above-left, will have to do for now. At the top, that’s him on the left, on set, directing a music video for a band called Cavo. And above-left, he’s in the middle, also on set with a group called Disturbed.
For a glimpse at his past work, check out the 2 short films he directed below, which I found on his website HERE.
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