Starring: Sam Rockwell, Kaya Scodelario, Matt Berry, Benedict Wong,
Malcolm Stewart, Dominique McElligott, Robin Chalk
Director: Duncan Jones
U.S. Opening Date: 12 June 2009
Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell, best known to genre fans as
Zaphod Beeblebrox in the 2005 movie version of
Hitchhiker's Guide to the
Galaxy) is nearing the end of his contract with Lunar. He's been a
faithful employee for three long years. His home has been Selene, a moon
base where he has spent his days alone, mining Helium 3. The precious gas
holds the key to reversing the Earth's energy crisis.
Isolated, determined and steadfast, Sam has followed the
rulebook obediently and his time on the moon has been enlightening, but
uneventful. The solitude has given him time to reflect on the mistakes of
his past and work on his raging temper. He does his job mechanically, and
spends most of his available time dreaming of his imminent return to
Earth, to his wife, young daughter and an early retirement.
But two weeks shy of his departure from Selene, Sam
starts seeing things, hearing things and feeling strange. And when a
routine extraction goes horribly wrong, he discovers that Lunar have their
own plans for replacing him and the new recruit would appear to be his
Before he can return to Earth, Sam has to confront
himself and the discovery that the life he has created, may not be his
own. It's more than his contract that is set to expire.
During a recent interview Rockwell said that Kevin
Spacey will be playing the voice of a robot in the movie.
He said: "We've got Kevin Spacey who's going to play the
voice of the robot. Which is great. But it's just me, and there are a
couple of supporting roles of people who do transmissions onto the space
station. That’s a pretty weird movie. That's a lot of Sam. It's a lot of
Sam for me to watch. There's no Anjelica Huston, Kelly Macdonald and Brad
Henke [his cast members from Choke] in that movie, but we do have Kevin,
Moon is being directed by David Bowie's son
Duncan Jones (previously known as Zowie Bowie). The film will be released
sometime in 2009.
Sounds intriguing to say the least! Plus the score is
apparently being done by Clint Mansell who supplied one of the greatest
soundtracks in ages for the divisive cult movie
The Fountain . . .
- Quicktime trailer:
hi-res (56 MB)(640x360),