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quietearth [Celluloid 03.12.08] movie news scifi

We've just had a couple of pieces of news on Duncan Jones (Zowie Bowie) film Moon starring Sam Rockwell. First off they have a sales agent in Independent out of England, and second STYD just announced that principal photography has just been completed. The film stars Sam Rockwell who is stranded by himself on the moon and I'm really digging the whole Robinson Caruso vibe. But it gets better, over at the Independent site I managed to find a full synopsis for the film, so check it out after the break!

"Sam Bell is nearing the end of his contract with Lunar. He's been a faithful employee for 3 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 2 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 is eerily familiar.

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."

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BarbarPappa (14 years ago) Reply

Oh wow, it sounds even better than I've been hoping. Can't wait for this, been seriously starved for new sci-fi space flicks.


Sonaboy (14 years ago) Reply

This will sound really weird, but the storyline sounds a bit like the same basis for Pixar's Wall-E. Wall-E also lives his life all alone and then inadvertently discovers a solution to Earth's energy crisis and is suddenly thrust into a larger narrative that reveals his place in it all.
'cept Wall-E is played for laughs and it looks like this one is played for creeps.

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