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MOON Features in FACT ‘Science Fiction: New Death’ Exhibition

FACT Science Fiction: New Death

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! 🙂

MOON Features in The Prince Charles Cinema’s Sci-Fi All Nighter

The Prince Charles Cinema Sci-Fi All Nighter

 

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:

  • Sunshine
  • 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.

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 🙂

Duncan Jones Teases New Non Sci-Fi Project

As you will know if you follow Duncan Jones on Twitter, he is rather active and chatty most of the time, but rarely really lets us know exactly what it is that he is up to since Source Code last year. Just lately however he has confirmed that his self penned script for film number three has passed through his rigorous draft and reading process (Duncan has a small group of trusted readers that provide feedback which may lead to updates to the current draft) and has now gone on to the powers that be to check there’s enough in the piggy bank for a new Duncan Jones Sci-Fi that may feature a significantly larger world & cast than his previous feature films MOON (2009) & Source Code (2011).

As well as film number three, we also know that a graphic novel for another Duncan Jones original Sci-Fi tale ‘Mute’ is also on the cards, so that’s two new projects to look forward to, could that be it for now? No, there is another.

Teased by Duncan himself on Twitter this morning (L A time at least) is this…

Duncan Jones New Project?

If I was a betting man, I’d stick with my previous guess at a Western, but I guess we’ll just have to keep following the odd tease and clues over on Duncan’s Twitter feed to find out more.

What would you like to see after ‘Film 3’ (of which we know little) from Duncan? Let us know in the comments below.

Sumit Purohit Sketches MOON Stills

Sumit Purohit is an Independent film maker from India, who recently tweeted a lovely sketch of a still from MOON to Director Duncan Jones.

As usual we like to get the artist to tell us a bit about how they became inspired to create artwork based on Duncan’s films. So we got in touch, and Sumit has very kindly sent us a copy of the first sketch, and another one as well! Click the images for full size versions.

Sumit Purohit MOON Sam Bell

Growing up with a father who is an astrophysicist, the outer space at times, feels closer than mundane reality. You are always eager to hear stories, myths, legends, facts, equations set in ‘that world’. And so, everything felt right about Moon from the moment I saw its trailer online, back in 2009: Sam Rockwell, a new young director in Duncan Jones, an indie low budget sci-fi set on backdrop of Moon. For any aspiring film maker like me, it felt good to see that such a film could be made within with very limited resources.

I saw Moon in midair- literally. On a flight to Dubai. I would have loved to watch it on the cinema screen but could not resist the temptation. Am glad I did that, as Moon sadly, never got a theatrical release in India.

Sumit Purohit MOON Sam Bell and Sam Bell

I have been sketching frames, inspired from frames of films that I find riveting. I try to capture the essence of the film through those and somehow choose scenes that are of pivotal nature to the plot. Terrence Malick’s films are what inspired me to start sketching like this. Malick’s films are visual poetry in the way they weave the metaphysical realm into each frame. I could pause any and sketch it.

Moon was a very obvious choice in this series: a story of a man employed to work on a lunar station, alone, for three years. I sketched one frame of the interiors of the space station and the other is on the surface of the moon, both trying to capture contrasting moods of the film. What attracted me to sketch Moon was the fact that even with a visually sparse environment, Jones manages to conjure up a visually rich experience. In parts it reminded me of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Make sure you pop over to Sumit’s site for more examples of his fantastic film still sketches 🙂

MOON Screening At Denver Film Society Sci-Fi Series With Ka Chun Yu

MOON at Denver Film Society Sci-Fi Series 2011Any of you lucky enough to be near Denver between July 6th and August 10th will have the chance to see some great Sci-Fi courtesy of the Sci-Fi Film Series Presented By Denver Museum Of Nature & Science And The Denver Film Society.

Sam Rockwell In Duncan Jones' MOON

The key date from our point of view is obviously a screening on August 3rd at Denver FilmCenter/Colfax of Duncan Jones’ MOON starring Sam Rockwell as Sam Bell, isolated employee of Lunar Industries, alone on the Moon with only the company of his robotic assistant GERTY (Kevin Spacey) to see him through his three year contract mining valuable Helium 3 to provide energy to the people of Earth. As Sam approaches the end of his contract, with thoughts of home providing hope, things take a turn for the worse, and Sam discovers not all is as it seems.

Always great to see some of you getting the opportunity to see Duncan’s award winning debut on the big screen, as for many, their first experience of MOON may have been home viewing due to the limited original theatrical release.

An added bonus with this Sci-Fi Film Series screening is a post-film discussion with Ka Chun Yu, PhD, curator of space sciences at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

As well as MOON, the Sci-Fi series will also be screening classics of the genre such as Stanley Kubrik’s 2001: A Space Odyessy, Ridely Scott’s Alien & Alfonso Cuaron’s Children Of Men, most screenings also include a post film discussion with Denver Museum Of Nature & Science staff.

Dates and times available on the Sci-Fi Series programme guide.

Thanks to Ryan Boulding for the heads up 🙂

Duncan Jones Feels A New Movie Coming On

SOURCE CODE continues it’s journey around the theatres of the world, appearing just last week as the top new entry in the Netherlands box office chart, and opening this week in Denmark & South Africa, pushing past the already fantastic $100 Million in worldwide Box Office takings (now at around $112 million).

Duncan Jones Setting His Sights On George Clooney

Meanwhile, back in LA, it seems Director Duncan Jones is already hard at work on film number three, and has just announced things are moving along nicely, last night on the Twitter:

“Lots of fun today! Met with a few special effects companies and some very talented concept artists. I feel a movie coming on! 😉

Still a long way to go, but very happy so far. :)” Continue reading Duncan Jones Feels A New Movie Coming On

Go Go Go For Duncan Jones’ Source Code

Here is the first pic from the set of Duncan Jones’ new film ‘Source Codetweeted by the Director himself last week:

Source Code 1st PicFurther update this afternoon to let us all know that today is:

So… today is a big one. First full rehearsal of Source Code with ALL our extras… glorious madness! Start shooting next week!

Next week being next Monday March 1st, when ‘Source Code‘ starts principal photography in Montreal. So after the high of winning the BAFTA for Outstanding Debut by a Britsh Director last Sunday, it was straight back to work for Jones and the ‘Source Code’ crew on the following Monday morning, still, keeps them out of trouble eh?

Good luck to all, have fun, and we’ll keep you updated as the production goes on 😉

Duncan Jones tells us about MOON

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.