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 🙂
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.”
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.
Nothing quite grabs your attention like being smashed in the face by an Orc (Durotan in this case played by Toby Kebbell) as you will see when you press play now to watch the latest trailer for Duncan Jones’ soon to be released feature film adaptation of Blizzard Entertainment’s WARCRAFT.
There’s been some speculation on what races will feature in WARCRAFT. We knew about Orcs and Humans but keep your eyes peeled while watching this latest trailer for a glimpse of those hardy fellas, Dwarves!
WARCRAFT smashes into your cinemas, into your eyeballs and into your noggins from June 10th (30th May if you’re in the UK).
As you may now understand from the recent announcement, babies have been on Duncan Jones’ mind for the last few months. Not only the co-production with Rodene Jones, but also following his discovery of a cache of previously rare unseen photographs of famous film directors… as babies!
Duncan has been slowly releasing these photographs on his twitter feed since October last year where he revealed a fascinatingly intense baby Stanley Kubrick starring at what we presume was his nanny from a baby cage. Where he found these and how he got his hands on them is a mystery, for now. We’ve reached out to Duncan for comment but so far he’s remained tight lipped, or maybe he simply hasn’t got the bottle. For now we’ll just have to make do with feasting our eyes on some of the most creative minds in film… as babies!
WARCRAFT: The Beginning UK distributors, Universal Pictures UK have, just announced Duncan Jones’ latest feature film has had it’s UK release date moved forward to Monday 30th May 2016 ahead of it’s US release of June 30th 2016.