Akber Ahmed popped up on Twitter earlier today to draw attention to a set of “New Age Psychedelia” style film posters he’s just released featuring Duncan Jones’ MOON, so we thought you’d enjoy a look at what Duncan Jones himself described as “Beautiful work!”
Here’s the project description from Akber over on his site where you can view his versions of posters for DRIVE and NIGHTCRAWLER too:-
“Every few years a film is released that is generation defining. It stands as a testament to the times it was made in as well as the mindset of the masses. The best of these carry a universal message that holds true even decades after the film is released.”
“This series revolves around the modern cinematic masterpieces of this generation. Although we may be bombarded with blockbuster films all year round, a true cinephile can spot the diamonds in the rough. While perhaps not the greatest commercial successes, these films are groundbreaking and their cult status has been cemented. These films have also served as vehicles for some of the finest actors of our time.”
“The films have been done in the psychedelic poster style made famous by the 1960’s love generation. As this is a modern take on the style, the term I use for this is New Age Psychedelia, not to be confused with the music genre Neo-Psychedelia.”
Talking about MOON specifically Akber said:-
“Why did I choose Moon? Well the answer is quite simple. The film reinvented the sci-fi genre and Sam Rockwell’s career-defining performance as Sam Bell really made us feel the isolation one would feel 250,000 miles from home.”
“In my opinion, the real secret ingredient is Duncan Jones.”
Thanks to Akber for creating such a great poster and allowing is to share.
Pop over to his site now to view more detail on MOON and the rest of Akber’s work: akberahmed.com
MOON is proving a popular subject for the Young Guns Invitational show at the Hero Complex Gallery tonight in Los Angeles, USA. We featured The Dark Inker’s take earlier in the week under his chosen theme of ‘Brits’ and tonight we have this wonderful interpretation from Moscati under his chosen theme “Isolation”.
Moscati’s MOON is a 24×18 screen print 1 colour metallic silver ink and is joined in the “Isolation” theme by posters for ‘The Thing’ and ‘Alien’.
If you want to see these up close in person the show starts (in less than 30 minutes) at 19:00 tonight until 22:00 with very ltd prints of all posters in the show available from Hero Complex Gallery from tomorrow.
Hero Complex Gallery
2020 South Robertson Blvd.
Here’s a rather smart addition to the alternative MOON posters collection for ya by The Dark Inker (AKA Stephen Sampson). Created for the YOUNG GUNS INVITATIONAL art show in LA later this month, this is one of three by Stephen as part of his theme “THE BRITS”. MOON is a five colour screen print with one metallic ink, beautiful work!
Over to The Dark Inker himself…
“Each artist was asked to submit three or more prints under a chosen theme. My theme is titled “THE BRITS” with three prints inspired by British movies.
The first on my list is MOON, love the film, so inspiring and just had to do this as one of my three.”
If you want to see what else The Dark Inker has included in “THE BRITS” theme get along to YOUNG GUNS INVITATIONAL featuring Emerging & Rising Artists on Friday Jan 30th 7 – 10pm at:-
One of these projects remains a mystery for now, the other we know will be MUTE which is also being adapted as a graphic novel featuring incredible artwork by Glenn Fabry, Duncan provided an update on that last night too:-
.@jakenutting the mighty @FabryGlenn is dragging himself through broken glass to get it to us. Whats already done is stunning!
As for getting MUTE in front of a camera, it’s something Duncan has been working towards for quite a while (over 10 years). Something he has often joked about being his Don Quixote comparing it to the long drawn out journey Terry Gilliam has been on trying to get his version of Cervantes’ classic novel The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha made, an experience painfully captured in the documentary of the failed attempt to film it, Lost In La Mancha.
While we wait for more news on exactly what Duncan will be up to next, work continues on WARCRAFT post production getting it ready for release March 16th 2016.
We have a few hours to go on the opening day of BlizzCon 2014 until the one hour WARCRAFT Movie Presentation with Duncan Jones and Chris Metzen so it was a surprise to get any WARCRAFT movie news before then.
As you may already be aware, when taking up arms and entering the World of Warcraft you have to choose which faction you wish to represent, Alliance or Horde. Legendary have now launched the first wave of promotion for the WARCRAFT movie by asking you to nail your colours to the mast and show your allegiance.
If you’re ready to let everyone know which side your on, then get over to one of the two web sites just launched and either:
Signing up for either will give you access to a faction specific site and provide you with a download pack of image files for you to let everyone know where you stand. Social media icons and cover photos, desktop, tablet and mobile phone wallpapers.
It’s around 2 hours until the WARCRAFT Movie Presentation now, keep up to date with news either here or over on Twitter where we’ll try and live tweet the news as it happens from @ManMadeMovies
Many of you will be aware of Rodene’s cancer diagnoses in 2011 and her subsequent fight to become free of this disease that affects so many of us and those we love. Having bravely battled the foul beast over the last few years Rodene continues to campaign for awareness of early diagnoses through encouraging all to “Touch Up Your Loved Ones”, if it weren’t for Duncan doing just that they may never have discovered Rodene needed to get checked ASAP in the first place. Continue reading Signed MOON Poster Auction for Rodene Jones’ Tower Cancer Foundation Chartity→
The posting of Blizzard Entertainment’s schedule for BlizzCon 2014 reveals WARCRAFT Director Duncan Jones will be attending the convention to take part in a one hour presentation along with Blizzard’s Chris Metzen (Senior Vice President of Story and Franchise Development).
Taking place on Friday 7th November 14:15 – 15:15 the schedule teases:
Please join the Warcraft movie director, Duncan Jones, along side Blizzard’s Chris Metzen as the give attendees and viewers at home an exclusive presentation packed with surprises.
Filming completed earlier this year on 23rd of May so the gang are well into post production and were even able to offer an exclusive glimpse of WARCRAFT to attendees of San Diego Comic-Con back in July. That footage is still tightly under wraps but you can read a description of what was screened over on JoBlo. So will the teased surprises include new footage that the rest of us will get to see? We’ll have to wait and see what occurs on the 7th November…
If you’re unable to attend BlizzCon 2014 and want to get all the info on World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, Diablo & StarCraft as well as that one hour WARCRAFT movie panel with Chris Metzen & Duncan Jones, you can pick up a virtual ticket and watch over 60 hours of convention footage streamed live to your desktop.
WARCRAFT is scheduled for release March 11th 2016.
Over 200 locations across the UK will be presenting over 1000 screenings of classic Sci-Fi films and television programmes from October to December as part of the BFI’s celebration Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder
As part of the celebration our friends over at Hope Lies have created three very different strands of programming for independent arts centre QUAD in Derby, and they have selected MOON!
“We recently revealed that we’d been commissioned to curate a strand of programming for the British Film Institute’s Days Of Fear And Wonder, their ambitious science-fiction oriented programme that dominates much of the final quarter of 2014. Today we announce our full plans.
Our programme is for the Quad in Derby, an independent cinema complex. Over the course of three months we will be screening three strands of Science-Fiction films, with each strand focussing on something different.”
MOON features in the first strand, European Invasion!, along with Jean-Luc Godard’s Alphaville and Elio Petri’s The 10th Victim.
MOON screens on Tuesday, 14th October at 18:30, tickets available now from QUAD.