Duncan Jones completes ‘Mooniverse’ trilogy with graphic novel ‘Madi’
He followed the critical success of Moon with Netflix original movie Mute. Each of these entries tell a different story set in the same universe. The two collaborators partnered with artists such as Glenn Fabry, Simon Bisley, Duncan Fegredo, and Pia Guerra to illustrate the book with each artist taking on a different setting in the story. The book is nearly finished and available on the Kickstarter. The artistes have already been paid and fans can buy different versions of the book at different prices. A script version of Madi existed long before Jones and his team adapted it into the graphic novel that is now on sale, IndieWire reported. Jones believed it would be a tricky film to finance but had promised in to try and get the movie made if fans like the graphic novel. This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed. Follow more stories on Facebook and Twitter.
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Jones completed his first draft of ‘Mute’ way back in , intending for it to be his first film. He sent it to Sam Rockwell, who fell in love with the.
His directorial debut Moon — a lonely sci-fi spookfest starring Sam Rockwell — was extremely well received and is riding a lunar module of buzz all the way to its June 12 release date. Where did the idea for the film come from? No, not really. I was a student in philosophy for a long time; I find that a lot of filmmakers did philosophy. I was in the college of Wooster in Ohio for four years as an undergrad, and then I did three years of PhD track at Vanderbilt. What was it like making a science fiction film on an indie film budget?
What were the limitations other than budget? What is the ethical dilemma that your film investigates? If you met yourself in person, would you necessarily like yourself, or would you only see the faults? Are you talking about interacting with your own consciousness? Well, not even consciousness — just in a simple way. What are you actually like as a person to have to deal with, if you had to experience yourself?
Duncan Jones on Why He’s Bringing His Mooniverse Series to a Close with the Graphic Novel MADI
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Jones confirmed that the film, which also stars Paul Rudd and Justin Theroux, was set in the same world as drama Moon , something that only becomes apparent in one rather fleeting throwaway scene. It seems that we’re seeing an example of the news reports viewers hear at the very end of Moon in which we learn Bell testifies on Lunar industries’ unethical activities which no doubt went on to whip up a huge controversy upon his return to Earth.
Moon – Jones’ directorial debut – followed Rockwell’s character towards the end of his three-year solitary stint mining helium-3 on the far side of the moon. Unlike that film’s critical response, however, Mute ‘s early reviews are not looking good, the first batch of reviews praising the visuals – with multiple comparisons to Blade Runner – but criticising the pacing, plot, and unbalanced handling of weighty subject material including a sub-plot on pedophilia.
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Celebrate National Dog Day with a look at some shows that feature a few of the most adorable dogs on TV. Watch the video. Sam Bell has a three year contract to work for Lunar Industries. For the contract’s entire duration, he is the sole employee based at their lunar station. His primary job responsibility is to harvest and periodically rocket back to Earth supplies of helium-3, the current clean and abundant fuel used on Earth.
Director: Duncan Jones Cast: Sam Rockwell As Sam’s contract comes to an end, the lonely astronaut looks forward to returning Release Date: 01/12/
Duncan Jones wowed sci-fi fans in with his thoughtful indie debut Moon. The British director offers up a second helping of brainy sci-fi when he unveils Source Code as the opening night selection at the South by Southwest film festival in Austin, Texas. Gyllenhaal had reason to be impressed. The movie also showcased a virtuoso performance by Sam Rockwell in the role of a frazzled worker monitoring a mining operation on the moon for a huge international conglomerate.
Co-starring Vera Farmiga, Michelle Monaghan and Jeffrey Wright, Source Code follows an Inception -meets- Groundhog Day premise about an Air Force captain who repeatedly lives through a parallel-reality time loop in order to stop a terrorist on a train from blowing up Chicago. If Moon represents low-budget filmmaking at its most ingenious, the PG Source Code boasts the kinds of assets that only Hollywood money can buy: A-list cast, stellar cinematography, high-end production values and expensive explosions.
Jones, 38, absorbed the craft as a child from hanging around on movie sets with his father, English rock icon David Bowie, and later learned special-effects trickery by shooting British TV commercials. Speaking with Wired.
Duncan Jones completes Mooniverse trilogy with graphic novel titled Madi
Posted on Friday, January 19th, by Chris Evangelista. So here we are. All the tech checks on vfx now completed. Back then the film was a very different beast.
For the last few months Duncan Jones has been relentless in promoting his I came up with it because I wanted to work with Sam Rockwell. I met up I consciously didn’t put a date on it, because I wanted to leave it a little bit.
We had shot that scene, but again, because of the restrictions of the budget, we never really had the connective tissue from him flying back towards Earth to really set up to that final scene. It was always designed to be what it is. The broader universe was really just a fun element to add to what was really three films that were more of an anthology than any kind of sequel. They cover similar subject matter — autonomy, parenting, the kinds of things that interest me — and it made sense that they would all take place within the same future, which I really enjoyed writing about.
Mute was the first one that was written, and as I was writing Moon , I was starting to see that there were similar themes. Despite taking place in the same universe and sharing themes, Moon and Mute are so different in visual style and tone. Is that a kind of disparity that you see continuing to the third part? I think Moon is a human drama. Mute is a noir thriller. The third film is basically an action road movie.
Subscriber Account active since. Sam Rockwell. With such a diverse filmography, we were curious what motivates Rockwell to take the parts he chooses. Here, he speaks candidly about three of them. In Rockwell’s latest movie, ” Don Verdean ” currently in theaters , he plays a biblical archaeologist who gets in over his head while trying to track down one of history’s most notable artifacts. From the director of “Napoleon Dynamite,” the brand of comedy could have allowed Rockwell to play the role in his usual outgoing style, but he settled on a more subdued feel.
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Things, however, take a turn when Rockwell discovers a clone of himself during a routine maintenance run. That film, the largest project Jones had taken to date, became infamous for its negative reviews and insane disparity between domestic and foreign box-office takes. A welcome return to form. I was lucky then to have stumbled onto Jones when I did.
One Twitter D. Unsurprisingly, his responses to my questions submitted via email depicted a man totally in love with the medium. The exact same impression I got from that trailer. You graduated from college with a philosophy degree. What went wrong? The answer is in the question… Philosophy!
Duncan Jones Will Conclude His “Moon Trilogy” as a Graphic Novel
By Tom Shone. Everyone was, like: what is he doing? Is his publicist going to tell him not to do that?
Duncan Jones’ sci-fi passion project finally has a release date. “I sent it to Sam Rockwell who loved it! but he wanted to play Leo, the part.
Sam Bell Sam Rockwell is nearing the completion of his 3-year-long contract with Lunar Industries, mining Earth’s primary source of energy on the dark side of the moon. Alone with only the base’s vigilant computer Gerty voiced by Oscar-Winner Kevin Spacey, Best Actor, American Beauty as his sole companion, Bell’s extended isolation has taken its toll. His only link to the outside world comes from satellite messages from his wife and young daughter.
He longs to return home, but a terrible accident on the lunar surface leads to a disturbing discovery that contributes to his growing sense of paranoia and dislocation so many miles away from home. Moon is an engrossing, intelligent sci-fi thriller that ranks with genre classics like A Space Odyssey. Skip to main content. Buy new:. Fastest delivery: Tuesday, Sep 1 Details. In stock. Quantity: 1 2 3 Quantity: 1. Add to Basket. Secure transaction.
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The lifespans of three Sam Bells have come and gone since the initial release of Moon , director Duncan Jones ‘ triumphant directorial debut. A sci-fi comedy with dark undertones, Moon remains a showcase for actor Sam Rockwell and a case study in the brilliance that can come from understanding and even incorporating limitations. Rockwell stars as Sam Bell, an engineer working a quasi-blue collar job in an isolated space station on the far side of the moon.
He knows that he’s a cog in the machine of Lunar Industries, which has found a way to harvest energy on the moon; what he doesn’t yet realize is that he is an eminently replaceable part. Sam is nearing the end of a three-year contract and excited to go home, but after an accident in a lunar rover and missteps by the bosses, he discovers that he’s a clone, set to expire at the conclusion of his contract. That’s not so much a spoiler as it is a first act set-up, as the real attraction is watching Rockwell acting against himself in a small-scale caper set within his minuscule lunar home.
He puts on two emotional tour de force performances, shifting between moods and bouncing from highs to lows far faster than the gravity around him should allow. The movie premiered at Sundance in and went on to win Duncan an armful of awards, including a BAFTA for best debut feature by a British filmmaker and a Hugo award, among many others. To mark the 10th anniversary of its release, Sony has reissued the film in sterling 4K in a Blu-ray that was released on Tuesday.