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FACT Science Fiction: New Death

MOON Features in FACT Science Fiction: New Death Exhibition

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! :)

Sam & GERTY by Elisa Fardy

Calvin and Hobbes Inspires Kid’s Version Of MOON

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!
10/02/2014 16:42

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
10/02/2014 19:09

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’sSam And Gerty’s Lunar Funtime Club House:)

MOON Poster By Shannon Ward

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 :)

MOON Poster By Shannon Ward

WARCRAFT Begins Shooting Today!

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!
20/01/2014 05:44

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.
12/01/2014 17:40
Love big film sets! Always have. Just had a lovely wander through Durotan’s hood. Off to another set next! :)
14/01/2014 17:28

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 :)

Duncan Jones - WARCRAFT Quest Master

Dominic Cooper Joins WARCRAFT Cast

Dominic Cooper

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.
07/01/2014 04:01

…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 KebbellClancy Brown & Daniel Wu.

Clancy Brown and Daniel Wu Cast in WARCRAFT – Inspires New Song

Confirmation came of new cast members of Duncan Jones’ WARCRAFT last night from Legendary Pictures in the shape of Clancy Brown and Daniel Wu. No details as to which roles they have been cast in at the moment (as is the case with the previous casting news) but Brown’s casting in particular has excited Jones and inspired a new song for Chesney Hawkes and Nik Kershaw to get to work on.

Greeting the world from his Twitter account earlier Jones said:

Duncan Jones Has The Horn 19 Dec 2013

Duncan Jones Has The Horn

Gooood morning all! I’ve got CLANCY FRIGGIN BROWN in Warcraft! I have to say it…. “There can be only one!”
19/12/2013 15:17

We’ve all been trying to figure out how Chesney Hawkes’ hit ‘The One and Only’ would be worked into WARCRAFT after being featured in both of Jones’ previous features (MOON & Source Code) and it seems after a wee think, Duncan has had a blinding flash of inspiration combining the song with a phrase from one of Clancy Brown’s most famous films ‘Highlander‘:

Hmmm…. Hmmm…. Hmmmmmm…… “There can be one and only!”
19/12/2013 15:20

Looking forward to hearing this :)

Dutch Virtual World Builders Inspired By MOON Build Sarang Base

Sarang UDK Still by Rachel van der MeerRachel 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

Win A Pair Of Tickets To MOON Screening At The Giant Screen Birmingham, UK

The Giant Screen - Birmingham


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.

The Giant Screen have also seen their way to providing one pair of tickets to the MOON screening for…maybe you?

To win a pair of tickets answer this question:

How wide is The Giant Screen?

Answer, name and delivery address for tickets please to unklerupert@manmademovies.co.uk

Competition closes next Friday 25th October at 23:59. Good luck :)

COMPETITION CLOSE – Congratulations to Amy Griffiths, see you at the Giant Screen :)

WARCRAFT Gets Release Date

World Of Warcraft

The official World Of Warcraft twitter account have just confirmed the release date for Legendary Pictures WARCRAFT film directed by Duncan Jones.

World Of Warcraft Confirm WARCRAFT Release Date

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

From Legendary’s Facebook page:

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 :)

Want a MUTE Print Signed by Duncan Jones?

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!

Dark Horse Presents Duncan Jones & Glenn Fabry - MUTE SDCC2013

Email to unklerupert@manmademovies.co.uk with subject line MUTE PRINT COMP1:

Your name
Your postal address
Your answers to the following questions

  1. Have a good look at the MUTE print, who can you see from a previous Duncan Jones film?
  2. 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