New film starring Sam Rockwell, the voice of Kevin Spacey and directed by new director Duncan Jones (the low-key son of David Bowie) has just been released in the U.S. We tell you more.
We were ready to zone out to a Star Wars type film until that is we read Duncan Jone's director statement. Jones states that his film MOON is actually about alienation, "how we anthropomorphize technology, the paranoia that strikes you when you are in a long distance relationship; and learning to accept yourself."
Who would have thought there were so many issues in space?
The film tells the story of astronaut Sam Bell who, naturally lives on the far side of the moon (our favourite address to date), completing a three-year contract with Lunar Industries to mine Earth’s primary source of energy, Helium-3. It's as you would imagine, a lonely job, made harder by a broken satellite that allows no live communications home. Taped messages are all Sam can send and receive. Imagine a day without WIFI and multiple it by 365. Eurgh...
His time however on the moon is almost over and he's set to leave the isolation of “Sarang,” the moon base that has been his home for so long, and have to someone to talk to beyond “Gerty,” (the voice of Kevin Spacey) the base’s well-intentioned, but rather uncomplicated computer.
However as is life - even in outer space - Sam’s health starts to deteriorate. Painful headaches, hallucinations and a lack of focus lead to an almost fatal accident on a routine drive on the moon in a lunar rover. While recuperating back at the base (with no memory of how he got there), Sam meets a younger, angrier version of himself, who claims to be there to fulfill the same three year contract Sam started all those years ago.
Watch the film's trailer below.
Source & Photo Credit: www.sonypictures.com/classics/moon