Hurrah! Hurray! and all sorts of leaping about and cheering ensued this morning as Duncan Jones announced via his Twitter account that MUTE will begin filming in Berlin next Wednesday, 28th September and also shared some beautiful concept artwork originally published in the May 2016 edition of Empire film magazine.
For those that are not aware of MUTE yet, here’s the deal
Berlin. Forty years from today. A roiling city of immigrants, where East crashes against West in a science-fiction Casablanca. Leo Beiler (Alexander Skarsgard), a mute bartender has one reason and one reason only for living here, and she’s disappeared. But when Leo’s search takes him deeper into the city’s underbelly, an odd pair of American surgeons (led by Paul Rudd) seem to be the only recurring clue, and Leo can’t tell if they can help, or who he should fear most.
MUTE takes place in the same cinematic universe as MOON, potentially being the second in a MOONIVERSE trilogy.
Wishing all the very best to Duncan, Stuart and the whole gang 🙂
Ramin Djawadi’s epic soundtrack to WARCRAFT has been available on CD and streaming services since the film’s release in June of this year but the vinyl fiends amongst us have been waiting for a vinyl release, the wait is now over thanks to Music On Vinyl who are releasing a lovely 2 disk set on September 5th!
So what’s so lovely about it? Here’s what ya get
180 gram audiophile vinyl
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack composed & produced by Ramin Djawadi
4 Page Booklet
Printed Inner sleeves
PVC protective sleeve
First pressing of 1000 numbered copies on Red (LP1) & Blue (LP2) coloured vinyl
Coloured vinyl, hurrah! As I hoped they’re representing the two key factions of WARCRAFT with one red disk (representing The Horde) and one blue disk (representing The Alliance). First 1000 copies only on that though so get in quick if you want them. You can pre-order now from The Sound of Vinyl. Full track listing
Those of you familiar with Source Code may be aware of one particular shot in the film that was inspired by Grand Theft Auto. As mentioned by Duncan in an interview in 2011 with /Film
“There were these moments in the film where I thought, “This could be really fun. This could be a moment where we could do something that no one’s really done before.” And there was this thing I had in my head. We have a scene where Jake jumps off a moving train. You’ve seen that, whether it’s jumping out of cars, jumping out of trains, you’ve seen it in so many films, and you know what to expect. You know how people are going to shoot it. They’re going to cut their way around it, they’re going to get the stuntman involved, they’re going to cut back to your lead actor and he’s going to sort of brush himself off and get up. And I didn’t want to do that.
So I thought, “I want to do what they do in Grand Theft Auto, in the game, not the movie. I want to be there with a camera on my lead actor the whole time as he jumps off the train, rolls down the track, bruises himself, cuts himself up, and then gets up at the end of it. I want to do that because no one does that.” You can’t do that.
And we actually ended up doing that shot. So that for me was like…that was one of those special effects kind of little gems that I knew I wanted to do that I hadn’t seen anyone else pull off before. So there’s things like that where I was like, “This is really important to me. I can scrimp and save here. I can cut down on my ambition in this section, but give me this.”
Well now things have come full circle as a creative chap called Steve at Final Flame Pro has re-created the Source Code trailer using Grand Theft Auto.
“I have a Youtube channel that mainly features Grand Theft Auto 5 trailer remakes of popular movies and TV shows. I’m a big fan of time travel stories such as ‘Source Code’ and ‘Quantum Leap’, so when I thought of making a new video I thought ‘Source Code’ would be an exciting challenge. I used the Playstation 4 and the GTA 5 Rockstar Editor to recreate all the classic moments from the movie and I hope people enjoy the video.”
WARCRAFT opened in China 4 days ago on June 8th and already appears to be proving rather popular as it’s just hit ¥1 billion ($152 million) in box office takings, even Gul’dan (Daniel Wu) is pleased about it posting earlier on his Instagram account “Gul’dan is very happy.”
Well it’s been a long time coming but we can finally announce an officially licensed range of MOON gear from our friends over at Dark Bunny Tees.
Available now over on the Dark Bunny Tees online store you can get yourself kitted out with their MOON inspired range including ‘Wake Me Up When It’s Quitting’ time T-Shirt based on the one worn by Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) in the film. You may recall this one from 2014 when it was first released in a ltd and very successful run.
The ‘Wake Me When It’s Quitting Time’ t-shirt is back (vacuum packed of course) and is no longer the one and only MOON inspired item in the Dark Bunny Tees range as it is joined by some tippety-top new items including
All can be bought separately or as a discounted bundle. Look out for an exclusive surprise free gift with your order too! 🙂
All of us here at ManMadeMovies are chuffed to bits to see them finally released, as is Alex over at Dark Bunny Tees…
“We are very excited to release our new Moon inspired range, including our Official Sarang Table Tennis design. We are honoured and very grateful to have had Duncan’s blessing and support with this and we do hope this is the first of many collaborations…”
To celebrate the occasion Dark Bunny Tees have very generously agreed to supply one of their fantastic MOON bundles to one of you in a competition styley*. So, to be in with a chance of winning drop me an email with the answer to the following question.
What year were Dark Bunny Tees established? (*cough*)
If you’re in the USA and fancy a rather spiffing trip for you and a friend to Los Angeles to see WARCRAFT on a massive IMAX screen AND the chance to ask Duncan your burning questions about WARCRAFT and receive a personal video message from him then (why wouldn’t ya?) head over to the IMAX site now and get your entry in before the 13th of May.