Duncan Jones’ BAFTA Award winning feature debut MOON will be screened on Monday 7th April, 20:30 at FACT in Liverpool as part of their 3 month long exhibition Science Fiction: New Death.
Other films in the season include Tron (1982), Solaris (1972), Alphaville (1965) and Akira (25th anniversary 2013 edition). MOON in great company as part of “some of the greatest sci-fi films of all time” according to the FACT guide.
Full exhibition details for all film, audio, visual, art and installation running through the course of the 3 month duration available over on the FACT web site.
If you’d like to see MOON on the big screen in Liverpool next Monday evening, ticket details here. Have fun!
Yes, it’s true! A new wee snippet of info from model miniature master Steve Howarth on the use of a David Tennant Doctor Who figure to stand in for Sam Rockwell…
“We were using this figure as a scale reference and it just seemed obvious that it would only be seen from a great distance and so a felt tip pen beard onto Tennant would be enough, as it turns out, more than enough.”
So next time you’re watching MOON, you now know that when you’re watching those amazing model miniature shots of the Rovers traversing the surface of the MOON, Doctor Who is behind the wheel!
If you’ve been hanging around here over the last few years you’ll know we’ve seen some fantastic alternative poster designs from our gang of extremely talented MOON and Source Code fans. One such talented fella is Daniel Norris who’s been creating alternative movie posters for quite a while now. We’ve previously featured his clever, minimal take on Source Code, and very happy to share his MOON with you here and let you know you can check out Daniel’s work in person from Thursday 13th February at Clapham Picturehouse, along with many more of his original pieces of work.
Dan is an image maker with a passion for creating movie posters, deconstructing films, searching for a visual hook & ways of recombining key elements or iconic moments that will grab attention and hopefully live in the memory. Like this…
Take 1 – Film Posters by Dan Norris Feb 13th 2014 to March 6th 2014 at the Clapham Picturehouse. You might be able to pick up a limited edition print or two while your there, see a film too, go mad!
Check out his Source Code too
The challenge was laid down just over five hours ago by long time Twitter resident, film critic and smart arse Scott Weinberg:
Now I want someone to make a kids’ version of Moon. Make it about a guy who wishes for a friend but gets too many friends!
The challenge was answered in some style by Elisa Fardy:
@ManMadeMoon @scottEweinberg I skipped the poster and I directly made the fake book cover. http://t.co/OsCsEbUDf8
Combining the cover of Bill Waterson’s ‘Scientific Progress Goes ‘Boink’ (A Calvin and Hobbes Collection) with an image of GERTY by Charlie Marshall and a subtly placed Lunar Industries logo, Elisa came up with what MOON Director Duncan Jones could only describe as “Amazing!”
Would site quite nicely on a shelf next to a TV showing Bill Mudron’s ‘Sam And Gerty’s Lunar Funtime Club House‘
Nearly 5 years since release in 2009 we are still receiving ace MOON posters from you wonderfully creative lot! Todays addition to the collection comes from Shannon Ward who popped this one over to MOON Director Duncan Jones earlier this afternoon. For some reason I can imagine some Terry Gilliam type animation suiting this one. Thanks, Shannon
After 3 years 8 months and 22 days since the last day of Source Code, Duncan Jones returns to active duty on a film set as WARCRAFT begins shooting in Vancouver, Canada on Monday 20th January 2014.
Going to start shooting the movie tomorrow. Crikey! Better find my specs!
The cast are in place featuring the talents of Ben Foster, Paula Patton, Travis Fimmel, Dominic Cooper, Clancy Brown, Daniel Wu, Toby Kebbell & Robert Kazinsky.
The sets are built with Duncan dropping a few hints of what to expect over the last week or so.
Morning everyone! Who gets to wake up at 6am tomorrow to get to the pub early? Me! Don’t worry. Just a film set! I’m not an alcoholic. Yet.
Love big film sets! Always have. Just had a lovely wander through Durotan’s hood. Off to another set next!
So all that remains is to wish all involved, cast & crew, all the very best and lots of fun on what sounds like it could be a long shoot.
A tip for all involved, this is what you need to look out for whenever you’re not sure what to do next
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:
- 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.
Spotted this stunning painting of Sam Rockwell as Sam Bell in MOON a while back on Reddit and waited to share as we wanted to credit the artist, contact with the chap that posted it reveals the name of the artist as simply Cameron S. Hopefully Cameron will get in touch and we can update.
Cameron has perfectly captured Sam’s emotional reaction to viewing videos from home on Earth of his wife Tess with their little girl, Eve. Reminds me of the equally brilliant painting of Eve Bell by Massimo Carnevale.
Although Dominic Cooper’s participation in Duncan Jones WARCRAFT movie has been widely rumoured for the past couple of months, it had not been confirmed in official statements.
Comments from Duncan on Twitter may have almost confirmed it when he mentioned on the first day back into production in Vancouver after Christmas break…
Ben Foster & Dominic Cooper both in the office today. Felt ridiculously comfy with both. Wish I could make the pair into slippers.
…but now Cooper himself has confirmed to Collider’s Steven Weintraub that he is indeed off to Vancouver to take part in “…a very long shoot”.
Pop over to Collider for further details.
Cooper joins the previously announced Ben Foster, Travis Fimmell, Paula Patton, Robert Kazinsky, Toby Kebbell, Clancy Brown & Daniel Wu.
It doesn’t matter how many awards, how much great praise or how many bums on seats a film gets, the true test of it’s entrance into popular culture and the minds of those that have seen it is the porn parody.
A tribute that has evaded MOON since release in 2009, a tribute that is now one step closer however with the sighting of a porn parody poster in issue #3 of Matt Fraction & Chip Zdarsky’s ‘Sex Criminals’. Courtesy of Tommy V on the Twitter, please be upstanding for the premiere reveal of the poster for the porn parody of MOON…POON
Sam Bell seems pleased.
Sex Criminals is available from Image Comics & Comixology