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MUTE To Begin Filming In Berlin Wednesday 28th September 2016

MUTE - Duncan JonesHurrah! 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 🙂

Keep up to date with MUTE news on the dedicated Twitter account, or pop us a like over on the ManMadeMovies Facebook page.

Hello Stenton David Jones!

After 9 months in production and 20 days in post production Duncan Jones has just announced his latest work in close collaboration with his wife Rodene (who, let’s be fair, did most of the work).

Welcome to planet Earth Stenton David Jones!

Duncan announced Stenton’s arrival earlier this evening with a tribute to Rodene.

“All my love and awe to the incredible Rodene who made a human being in her belly.  Warrior woman & every day, my hero.”

Dark Bunny Tees Launch Officially Licensed MOON Range

Dark Bunny Tees - MOON Range May 2016

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*)

email: unklerupert@manmademovies.co.uk
subject line: DBT – MOON Competition

We’ll draw the winner at random at 20:00 GMT on Friday 13th May. Good luck!

*Prize will be provided by Dark Bunny Tees to your size requirements. Competition open to anyone on planet Earth (Sorry, GERTY).

Surprise New Jones Production Due For June Release!

As you may already be aware, Duncan Jones’s next film WARCRAFT is due for release in June, but that’s not the only Jones production due for release at around the same time….

Commenting on the news along with Duncan was his co-producer, Rodene Jones:-

“Shame on those of you who just thought I was really fat and didn’t say anything. HAHA. ;)”

Big love to Rodene and Duncan, wonderful wonderful news x

Goodbye Spaceboy

If it wasn’t for the great man existing in the first place, I wouldn’t be sat here typing this now. I really don’t want to be sitting here typing this now because the very act of doing it makes it more real. The saddest of sad days.

Thoughts with Duncan, Lexi, Iman and all who’s lives have been touched in some way by David Bowie x

From davidbowie.com

David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.

And finally, from Duncan.

Paul Rudd & Alexander Skarsgard To Star In Duncan Jones’ Sci-Fi Thriller “MUTE”

MUTE Script Pic Tweeted By Duncan Jones

Duncan teased news on MUTE yesterday and now we have the official announcement of not only confirmation that MUTE is happening, but amazing casting too! Scan to the bottom of the release and you’ll notice it also confirms Duncan will be working again with Clint Mansell and Sam Rockwell who may reprise his role as Sam Bell from MOON, hurrah!

LOS ANGELES (November 3, 2015) – Paul Rudd (ANT-MAN) will be joined by Alexander Skarsgard (TARZAN,TRUE BLOOD) in the title role, for the sci-fi thriller MUTE, which will be directed by BAFTA-winning director Duncan Jones (WARCRAFT, SOURCE CODE, MOON).

MUTE is based on a script by Jones and Mike Johnson and will be produced by Stuart Fenegan under Jones’ and Fenegan’s Liberty Films banner. Lotus Entertainment has come on board to handle international sales starting at the upcoming AFM. CAA who arranged for the financing is handling the domestic sale. Production is scheduled to start in March 2016. Lotus’ Bill Johnson, Jim Seibel, and Ara Keshishian will serve as executive producers.

Berlin. Forty years from today. A roiling city of immigrants, where East crashes against West in a science-fiction Casablanca. Leo Beiler (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 Rudd) seem to be the only recurring clue, and Leo can’t tell if they can help, or who he should fear most.

Director Duncan Jones said: “I’ve been working towards making MUTE for 12 years now. I cannot tell you how thrilled I am that we’re finally going to shoot this utterly unique film. The fact that I get to make it with Alexander Skarsgard and Paul Rudd makes it all the more exciting! MUTE is a film that will last. It is unlike any other science fiction being made today.”

Lotus Entertainment’s Jim Seibel said: “We’re very excited to work with Duncan and Stuart. They are an immensely talented team that will surely deliver an exciting and cinematic film. Director Duncan Jones is a true visionary filmmaker and the real deal. It’s his caliber of talent that makes storytelling both visually exciting and captivating.”

Producer Stuart Fenegan said: “Bill, Jim and Ara share the same passion I do for building another vision of the future with Duncan. I look forward to going on this journey with them, and also reuniting with Sam Rockwell and composer Clint Mansell… can’t do sci-fi without Sam and Clint!”

Duncan Jones Posts 1st WARCRAFT Trailer

WARCRAFT Driector Duncan Jones just caused hearts to flutter a tad by teasing his followers over on twitter with…

Evil little monkey! Is he teasing there may be an actual trailer for the WARCRAFT film currently in post production set for release March 11th 2016? Follow Duncan over on Twitter to find out…

MOON Features in The Prince Charles Cinema’s Sci-Fi All Nighter

The Prince Charles Cinema Sci-Fi All Nighter

 

Get yer Selk suit on and head down to The Prince Charles Cinema in London on Saturday 15th February for a Sci-Fi marathon featuring some of the best ever Sci-Fi films including Duncan Jones’ 2009 award winning debut MOON. Also screening will be:

  • Sunshine
  • ALIEN (Director’s Cut)
  • The Thing
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
  • The Fly

The marathon begins at 21:00, tickets £22.50 for members, £25.00 for non members. Further details over on The Prince Charles Cinema event page.

Legendary Reveal WARCRAFT Cast

Quick update for ya on WARCRAFT, Legendary Pictures have just tweeted the principle cast!

Legendary Tweet Cast For WARCRAFT

Reacting to the news breaking, Robert Kazinsky (Pacific Rim, Red Tails) tweeted out:

“As a career WoW player, 463 days /played, it’s pretty much my ultimate job. proud to be a part of something that is such a major part of me.”

As well as cast Legendary also confirmed production to begin in January 2014 in Vancouver, Canada with a current release date of March 11th 2016.