I am a big fan of both Sci-fi and Sam Rockwell, so I am definitely going to see moon when it hits theaters here in June.
Here is a brief synopsis of the film:
“Directed by Duncan Jones and starring Sam Rockwell. Plot: Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet’s power problems.”
Director Duncan Jones is actually the son of one of my all time favorite rock and roll front men, David Bowie. From the glowing reviews the movie is so far receiving on the festival circuit, it doesn’t sound like Jones will need the nepatism connection to validate his talent. However, I must admit to being a little bit extra excited about the super duper triple threat combination of a connection to one of my favorite rock stars of all time, science fiction and one of my favorite actors. From what I have heard, much of the film’s effects were done in camera versus digital, and from the trailer I do get a more tangible sense of environment than the normal modern digital effect movie fare. I have already read crys of ’2001 Space Odyssey’ rip off in the movie forums, but I think the film looks like it will stand on it’s own two legs. And I can’t say personally that I am bothered by that accusation since 2001 is probably my favorite movie of all time. Regardless, I am definitely seeing this one.