Category Archives: Features

Signed MOON Poster Auction for Rodene Jones’ Tower Cancer Foundation Chartity

Duncan & Rodene JonesMany 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

Duncan Jones Virgin Money ’40 Years of Better’ Commercial – The Making Of

You’ve no doubt seen the new Virgin Money ’40 Years Of Better’ commercial directed by Duncan Jones, premiรจred on UK TV on Sunday 8th January. Some of you have been able to catch it on the big screen as well in the week since at your local picture palaces. So how would you like to see a featurette on the making of this journey through the history of the Virgin Group? Some incredible model miniature work mixed with post production CGI and a hell of a lot of talent. Wrap your eyes round this ๐Ÿ™‚

And if you liked that, pop over to the My Virgin Money Magazine for an exclusive interview with Duncan on the making of ’40 Years of Better’.

MOON: Lego Lunar Rover by Ron Haller

MOON Lego Lunar Rover by Ron HallerMeant to pop this one up a while back when MOON Concept Artist & VFX Supervisor Gavin Rothery pointed it out, which is some compliment to start with, as Gavin designed it!

A wonderful LEGO MOON Lunar Rover by Ron Haller, and not the first time we have seen a LEGO tribute to Duncan Jones’ 2009 debut feature, we’ve also got a LEGO Sam Bell to go with it ๐Ÿ™‚

Make sure you pop over to Ron’s LEGO creation site for more pics of the MOON Lunar Rover, and many more Sci-Fi related LEGO vehicles, amazing stuff!

Also check out Gavin’s site for his online portfolio, and a fantastic Making Of MOON blog for lot’s of behind the scenes info.

Source Code: For Your Consideration

Source Code Poster 2011Awards season is gearing up with the BAFTAs taking place on 12th of February, the Academy Awards on February the 26th and more besides. All you voters out there will be working your way through screeners and assorted for your consideration material, so I thought I’d take a moment to pop up a reminder of Duncan Jones second feature Source Code.

Released in April 2011, Source Code is Director Duncan Jones second feature starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga and Jeffrey Wright… Continue reading Source Code: For Your Consideration

New Beverly Q&A with Duncan Jones Sam Rockwell & Stuart Fenegan

MOON & Source Code Double Bill at the New Beverly, Los Angeles, CADuncan Jones presented a MOON & Source Code double bill at the New Beverley Cinema, Los Angeles on the 18th & 19th of November, featuring an introduction of each film, and a Q&A with Duncan and his producer Stuart Fenegan, hosted by Julia Marchese. What the audience on the 18th were not aware of, was the surprise appearance of Sam Bell himself, Sam Rockwell.

For those of us unable to attend, I found a few snippets of the Q&A, and was putting together a post for you to get a flavour of the event. Then I found this…

Some fantastic insight into the process of making MOON there, and also some hints towards where Duncan & Stuart are heading with what sounds like a Sci-Fi trilogy of ‘Mute’ ‘MOON’ and ‘…’ (that’s the last title we managed to get out of Duncan for film three)

And to top it all off, and maintain the British connection, there’s a nice portion of Edgar Wright at the end presenting Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

Fantastic work there by Random Dreamer Studios ๐Ÿ™‚

As you may have caught Duncan mention there in the Q&A, Julia at the New Beverly is supporting a campaign to fight for the survival of 35mm film projection in cinemas, please take a moment to read Julia’s post, and sign the petition here.

MOON: Portrait of Eve Bell By Massimo Carnevale

MOON: Eve Bell by Massimo CarnevaleI don’t think I need to write much about this when you can see it for yourself, beautiful.

Portrait of Eve Bell (Kaya Scodelario) from MOON by Massimo Carnevale was spotted by @Songwarmonger on Massimo’s blog. If you are a movie fan, or a fan of damn fine artwork, head over and have a look at the rest of Massimo’s work, incredibly talented chap!

Joe Hill Has Exquisite Taste In Movie Posters

Joe Hill's Framed MOON PosterAuthor Joe Hill thinks there’s something kind of cool about having the Moon rise over his staircase, in fact that’s nearly exactly what he said on Twitter earlier to MOON Director, Duncan Jones.

Joe tweeted the beautifully framed poster to Duncan after hanging it over his staircase. Duncan for his part, was truly honoured. And who wouldn’t be honoured to receive such recognition from the incredibly popular author of 20th Century Ghosts, Heart-Shaped Box, Horns, and comic book series Locke & Key.

Of course mounting such a valuable piece of work can be a risky, and dangerous business, but Joe has assured everyone:

(Note: no lunar objects were damaged in the hanging of the aforementioned movie poster)

Lunar Apple Industries – Siri V GERTY

As soon as Apple introduced their latest voice recognition system Siri for iOS 5 yesterday, it drew immediate comparisons with the AI assistants present in Sci-Fi films.

HAL from Stanley Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey‘ was an obvious one, with some commenting that each request to the new iPhone 4S could be greeted with “I’m sorry Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that.

But by far the most popular request I noticed, was to get Kevin Spacey to voice Siri, reprising his role as GERTY from Duncan Jones’ MOON. What would it look like? What would he say? You don’t have to wait too long on the internet to find out, we just got this brilliant mock up from Twitter friend @morguendor ๐Ÿ™‚

Apple Siri GERTY by @morguendor

CNN Features MOON In Odd Energy Sources In Film

CNN - Energy sources in film - MOONCNN has this slidehow on odd energy sources in the movies, and while some may seem completely impossible (Dilithium crystals) , nice to see MOON there as a representative of future energy solutions through nuclear fusion that may actually be possible within our lifetime… Continue reading CNN Features MOON In Odd Energy Sources In Film