As SOURCE CODE heads into it’s 5th week on general release (US/ UK) and Duncan Jones gets busy with film number 3, I thought it would be a good time to look back over the interviews from the recent promotional tour, and one stood out more than the rest, so I thought I’d share it with you in case you’d missed it previously. Continue reading Duncan Jones Discusses MOON & SOURCE CODE With Warren Etheredge
Director Duncan Jones joked last week that he may have to add a scene into SOURCE CODE where Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) pooped jelly beans in an attempt to “Beat the Bunny”, luckily for Jake, this will no longer be required, as SOURCE CODE has retained it’s #2 Spot in the UK Box Office at least, and has indeed “Beat the Bunny”.
Last weekend saw the end of the SOURCE CODE promotional tour, taking in a trip across United States, then onto Madrid, Rome, Berlin and finally London.
It was a very busy conclusion to promotional activities in London, taking in a full day of press on Friday the 8th April, then a screening and Q&A with Duncan at the Odeon, Leicester Sq. Duncan also took part in an online chat with UK film magazine Empire on Friday afternoon answering questions from the magazines readers.
It’s a great session, questions as diverse as why Duncan chose to Direct SOURCE CODE before moving onto his next, self penned project, what Duncan’s favourite films are (question coming from reader checking previous Empire article on Duncan’s favourite Sci-Fi films) And includes an answer that reveals the existence of an alt take on GERTY’s voice by Kevin Spacey in the style of Christopher Walken!
The afternoon also included a Twitter Q&A with Digital Spy, questions submitted beforehand to @dsatthemovies with personal answers recorded by Duncan. You can view the whole session on Digital Spy Movies. And here is one from a Mr Joe Dante, of Hollywood, CA (not the first time Mr. Dante has appeared here)
Saturday’s schedule was a little less packed, with an appearance at the first Kapow comic convention, where Duncan took part in a chat with IGN about SOURCE CODE, MOON, and his interest in computer gaming, and thoughts on computer game movie adaptations, all explained in this clip with IGNUK ‘s Chris Tilly
The evening, and indeed the promotional tour itself, was rounded off with a screening of SOURCE CODE at the Electric Cinema, with Q&A.
It’s been a hectic few weeks of travel, hundreds of interviews with press, online, and TV, screenings and Q&A sessions (which Duncan seems to love) which has obviously helped get the word out on SOURCE CODE and helped ensure that as many of you as possible get out to your local picture palace (with a few friends of course) and enjoy a bloody good film.
Duncan and his lovely lady, Rodene have arrived safely back in Los Angeles for a well earned rest, and to begin work on the next project. If you want to see what the whole promotional tour has been like from their perspective, go have a look at their SOURCE CODE blog, what they done wrote with their own hands, and done pictures as well 😉
This is not the end for SOURCE CODE though, it’s still on general release for you to enjoy for the first time, or to see again, armed with some secrets to look out for on a second viewing, courtesy of Empire’s Damon Wise. Have fun! 😉
I have never watched Conan O’Brien, I’m British, and only just getting over the fact that Terry Wogan isn’t on the tellybox nearly every night over here. As Jake Gyllenhaal quite rightly points out, he does look like the Abraham Lincoln of talk show hosts. And apparently is never seen in public without a desk?
Anyway, Jake just appeared on Conan’s show last night to talk beards, Iranian Boys Choir, ‘Send In The Clowns’ and Sade, then jumps off a train. I swear this is all linked to ‘Source Code‘
With two features under his belt, and two fantastic, high profile leading men already highly impressed with Duncan Jones’ Directorial abilities, it seems Jones has set his sights now on one of todays ultimate leading men, Actor and Director George Clooney.
Speaking to Kimberley Gadette for Indiemoviesonline.com during the current promotional tour for his latest film ‘Source Code‘, Jones responds to Kimberley’s question on who he would like to see ‘Source Code’, having previously been keen to have Terry Gilliam, Ridley Scott and Neil Gaiman see his first feature ‘MOON‘
“This time around it’s tricky; there’s certain actors I’d very much like to work with in the future. George Clooney is the ultimate for me in that he’s the kind of leading man who is incredibly charismatic, who the audience can immediately find a way to bond with. So George Clooney, who I have a huge amount of respect for … I’d love him to see it. If he can watch Moon and then Source Code afterward and then hopefully conclude, “Maybe this is a director I want to work with …!”
It’s a really great interview, of which this is but a wee snippet. Touching on working methods, the value of humour in script to present a fuller character for the audience to empathise with, career path, wanting to work with Sam Rockwell again in the future, and a potential hint towards the lead character in film number three! So go have a read 🙂
Click on the logo above, or image below to go to the full interview, or download the complete July issue in PDF format here 🙂
Covering the making of MOON, the influences of classic Sci-Fi, and the involvement of Sam Rockwell, Duncan also talks about his time living in Berlin in the 1970’s, and hints that he may return in the near future to make another film…
And nice to see another photo of Mr Jones by the lovely Rodene Ronquillo
Update: Further German press coverage
Tip Berlin have feature this interview with Duncan
Welt Online also have a feature on MOON and Duncan
A just for the hell of it great recent interview with Director Duncan Jones to promote the UK DVD / Blu-Ray release of MOON.
Duncan covers how he got together with Sam Rockwell, how ambitious MOON was to make, the special effects used. Describes the idea behind the story of moon & details on the look of MOON and creating atmosphere that portrayed a day to day working environment for Sam Bell.
‘Moon’ Director joins the fantastic Robert Llewellyn for his weekly show ‘Carpool’ this coming Friday 6th November. For those that have not seen ‘Carpool’ before, Robert breaks down the usual interviewer / interviewee constraints by picking up his guests and taking them for a drive around London, chatting as they go, a relaxed environment prompting easier conversation as apposed to a standard chat show type format. Robert can explain it better on the site HERE
Many interesting and sometimes famous bods have appeared in Robert’s passenger seat, and this week our very own Mr Duncan Jones clunks & clicks for a chat with the chap you may also know as Red Dwarf’s Kryten
Click the image below to see a clip of forthcoming highlights including a quick bit of this fridays journey with Duncan.
Go for the Carpool trailer in the right hand nav above Ade Edmondson.
Robert will keep you up to date with the exact time the show is live if you follow him over on twitter where he has a fantastically large following as @bobbyllew
You can also subscribe to the ‘Carpool’ show on iTunes >> HERE <<