Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Moon Movie directed by Duncan Jones

Director Duncan Jones is bringing us Moon, a hardcore sci-fi movie he imagined and co-wrote. The movie moon is starring starring Sam Rockwell in the lead role with Kevin Spacey lending his voice to some AI robot. No official release date, but it will probably be released in Summer 2009 or later.

Here below a first look at Sam Rockwell as Sam Bell in the movie Moon:
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Sam Rockwell - Moon
"Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) is nearing the end of his contract with Lunar. He’s been a faithful employee for 3 long years. His home has been Selene, a moon base where he has spent his days alone, mining Helium 3. The precious gas holds the key to reversing the Earth’s energy crisis.
Isolated, determined and steadfast, Sam has followed the rulebook obediently and his time on the moon has been enlightening, but uneventful. The solitude has given him time to reflect on the mistakes of his past and work on his raging temper. He does his job mechanically, and spends most of his available time dreaming of his imminent return to Earth, to his wife, young daughter and an early retirement.
But 2 weeks shy of his departure from Selene, Sam starts seeing things, hearing things and feeling strange. And when a routine extraction goes horribly wrong, he discovers that Lunar have their own plans for replacing him and the new recruit is eerily familiar.
Before he can return to Earth, Sam has to confront himself and the discovery that the life he has created, may not be his own. It’s more than his contract that is set to expire." (Source: IMDb)

We may have a better glimpse of the Moon base thanks to this set picture:
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Judging from those pictures and how the plot sounds the movie Moon is going to be a sci-fi movie like we've been missing since a few decades: looks indeed like one those hard science-fiction from the 1970's!

Moon is the first feature film directed by commercial director Duncan Jones, who co-wrote the script with Nathan Parker. Jones spoke of his interest in the setting:

"For me, the Moon has this weird mythic nature to it... There is still a mystery to it. As a location, it bridges the gap between science-fiction and science fact. We (humankind) have been there. It is something so close and so plausible and yet at the same time, we really don't know that much about it."
Duncan Jones

I think that Duncan Jones (aka Zowie Bowie or Joey Bowie, he is the son of David Bowie) must have been influenced by his father's involvement in sci-fi movies too!