Rachel van der Meer got in touch with MOON Director Duncan Jones and Concept Artist & VFX Supervisor Gavin Rothery recently to let them know that along with fellow students at the NHTV In Breda, Netherlands, she had built a virtual MOON base. A MOON base that can be entered, walked around, and interacted with. Rachel kindly took the time to provide a LOT more detail (and make me jealous that she got to walk around it using an Oculus Rift Virtual Reality headset)… Continue reading
The Giant Screen in Birmingham, UK have been holding a poll over the last few days over on Twitter as part of their build up to the release of the highly anticipated science fiction thriller Gravity. The poll asked those who took part to vote for their favourite Sci-Fi classics from a selection of 12, with the top three to be screened the week before Gravity opens.
We are very proud to announce that Duncan Jones’ award winning 2009 feature film debut MOON starring Sam Rockwell topped the vote and will be screened at The Giant Screen on Wednesday the 6th November at 19:30. Full poll results here.
To win a pair of tickets answer this question:
How wide is The Giant Screen?
Answer, name and delivery address for tickets please to email@example.com
Competition closes next Friday 25th October at 23:59. Good luck
COMPETITION CLOSE – Congratulations to Amy Griffiths, see you at the Giant Screen
Filming will begin in January 2014, currently rumoured to be taking place in Canada although there is not official confirmation of this yet. As soon as there are further details on location and casting (of which there have been quite a few rumours of in the last week or so) we’ll let you know. In the meantime, you now know how long you have to gather materials and craft your opening night costumes
UPDATE: Official announcement from Legendary Pictures
“Legendary Pictures’ WARCRAFT, based upon Blizzard Entertainment’s globally-renowned universe, will be released by Universal Pictures on Friday, December 18, 2015. WARCRAFT marks the first film dated under the recently formed partnership between Universal and Legendary.
The film, an epic adventure of world-colliding conflict, will be directed by Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) and is written by Charles Leavitt and Duncan Jones. The producers are Charles Roven and Alex Gartner for Atlas Entertainment and Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni for Legendary. Stuart Fenegan, Jillian Share and Brent O’Connor will serve as executive producers. Blizzard’s Chris Metzen will co-produce.”
As well further confirmation of release date, another point to note there “…written by Charles Leavitt and Duncan Jones” Which is nice
Duncan Jones served a double whammy after sneaking into San Diego Comic-Con last month dressed as a luchador. Presenting not only a surprise teaser for his next film WARCRAFT, but also announcing a graphic novel of the long anticipated MUTE in collaboration with award winning British comic artist Glenn Fabry and Dark Horse Comics.
Those attending SDCC were not only present to hear the news, but were also able to pick up a print of two pages from MUTE at a signing session with Duncan. We all gazed on enviously, I pleaded with Duncan to slip a few down his kecks (trousers for you lot not from around these parts) and…he bloody well did!
I’d be happy to hoard them away, but Duncan has gone and squiggled all over them, so I’m going to give some to…maybe YOU!
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line MUTE PRINT COMP1:
Your postal address
Your answers to the following questions
- Have a good look at the MUTE print, who can you see from a previous Duncan Jones film?
- Glenn Fabry is set to return to 2000AD with which hero of Celtic myth?
You have until next Friday 16th August 2013.
Each winner will receive 1 MUTE print, signed by Duncan Jones.
Winners will be drawn at random.
There are 5 copies of the MUTE print in the draw.
One entry per person, please.
Draw open to anyone in the whole wide world.
There will be other chances to get hold of one of these beautiful MUTE prints, including an auction to raise funds towards cancer research. Please check out Mr & Mrs Jones fund raising page for details on why. Will post again when auction goes live.
UPDATE: Competition Closed.
Congratulations to winners
- Elisa Marchesi – Italy
- Tim Youster – UK
- Louis Matta – USA
- Ashley Rautens – USA
- Anna Konovalova – Russia
As hinted at earlier in the day at the surprise WARCRAFT appearance at San Diego Comic-Con, Duncan Jones had another surprise for us. The announcement of a graphic novel:
“Happy to say I’m doing TWO signings tomorrow… One for Warcraft, & one with my mates at Dark Horse Comics for, wait for it… MUTE!!
MUTE graphic novel being published by Dark Horse Comics and pumped full of the arty goodness of the master, Glenn Frickin’ Fabry!!! And as a very special gift & thank you to all my mates twitter… all 150,000+ of you, lay your eyes on this. ”
Duncan also confirmed:
“Mute graphic novel is not finished yet, but Ill be signing this page of Glenn’s art from it. So excited that Mute will finally exist!”
MUTE will be set in the same ”Moon-iverse” as…MOON and is based in a near future Berlin. For those lucky enough to be at Comic-Con at the moment, Duncan will be signing copies of the image above at booth 2615 at 15:00 today (Sunday 21st July)
MUTE will be available…when it’s ready
Duncan Jones just caused mild palpitations (to say the least) in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con 2013 during the Legendary presentation by appearing on stage along with a specially filmed teaser to set the tone for what has just been confirmed as the WARCRAFT feature film to begin shooting in early 2014.
Following along online via Twitter and live blogs earlier, Duncan took the room by surprise with his appearance at the annual convention for all things comic, game, film & TV causing comments such as this from Empire Magazine:
“They just showed a teaser for World Of Warcraft! People are losing their freakin’ minds!”
“That sound you heard was 6,000 nerds orgasming at Legendary’s Hall H announcement of a WARCRAFT movie.”
On stage with @nerdist Chris Hardwick Duncan was just as enthusiastic as everyone else:
“The opportunity to do something like ‘Warcraft’ is a once-in-a-lifetime thing. You hope that when you get the chance to make films, you really get the chance to create fantasy, and in ‘WARCRAFT, I actually get to create a world.”
What those people in Hall H saw this morning stays in their heads for the moment until an official release, or it somehow *coughs* finds it’s way out (please make it find it’s way out…NOW!)
For now though you can head over to Ain’t It Cool for a full run down from Eric Vespe.
This may not be the end of news from Duncan this weekend though. As you may know if you follow Duncan on Twitter, he has been teasing a treat for all as soon as he cracked 150,000 followers on the social network. It may have been assumed that the WARCRAFT tease was that treat, until Duncan just tweeted:
150,000 tweeters gift coming soon… It’s not what you think…
Well, we could hardly pass up the opportunity of linking Duncan’s age to Douglas Adams’ classic science fiction series The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy now could we?
Hope you have a very happy birthday, mate
@jc_nolangang Bill is the A-Team.He’s my BA, my Hannibal, my Face and Murdoch all rolled into one!
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) May 10, 2013
The A-Team reference not only refers to Bill’s wide ranging skill set, but also to his role as visual effects supervisor on the 2010 feature film based on the successful 1980′s TV series. The news of Bill being appointed VFX Director on the long anticipated WARCRAFT feature film was broken on Twitter late last month by Nick Carpenter, Blizzard’s vice president of art and cinematic development.
— Nick Carpenter (@FubarNick) April 26, 2013
This is obviously great news for everyone looking forward to the cinematic realisation of the World of Warcraft. Bill has a wealth of VFX experience at the highest level and was recently the winner of both BAFTA (Special Visual Effects) and Academy Award (Best Visual Effects) for his work on Ang Lee’s Life of Pi. Bill also achieved the same reward for his work on The Golden Compass (2007), and was nominated in 2005 for his work on The Chronicles of Narina: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
As pre-production work starts to ramp up on WARCRAFT, hopefully this is the first of some regular news. We know Duncan is having a blast working with the team at Blizzard Entertainment, and we look forward to bringing you new developments soon