Must Watch: Phenomenal Trailer for Duncan Jones' Moon!

April 9, 2009
Source: IGN

Moon Trailer

Sony Picture Classics has debuted the first trailer for Duncan Jones' Moon, the brilliant indie sci-fi film starring Sam Rockwell that first premiered at Sundance earlier this year. This is one of the best trailers I think I've ever seen for an indie. Not only is the big reveal still kept fairly secret (you don't have to worry too much), but they use Clint Mansell's beautiful score, and it's overall a fantastic two minute summation of one of the best films of the year. I gave the film an 8.5 out of 10 at Sundance, saying that it's "by no means a sci-fi epic, but it is gritty, dark, lightly comical, and thoroughly entertaining." Check out the trailer below!

Watch the trailer for Duncan Jones' Moon:

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You can also watch the trailer for Moon in High Definition on IGN

Astronaut Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his intelligent computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of Helium 3, a resource that has helped diminish our planet's power problems.

Moon is directed by first-time filmmaker Duncan Jones, a former ad exec turned filmmaker of only a sci-fi short from 2000 called Whistle previously. The original story was written by Jones, and the screenplay was written by Nathan Parker. This first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, where it was bought by Sony Pictures Classics. Moon will arrive in limited theaters starting on June 12th this year.

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  • Jack
    Looks good!
  • The initial premise reminds me of 2001: A Space Odyssey, and then it goes into something similar to Sunshine...I can't wait!
  • Timothy
    Looks really good.
  • Richard
    Yeah wtf do they clone people with the same memories and stuff and just have the same people talking to a bunch of them at the same time? That way when 3years is just they can just kill them instead of having to pay to send them back? Weird, looks awesome!
  • Woah, having watched 2001 recently, I could see a lot of references to it - the tone of the computer voice, the white-colouring of the spaceship, and even the video-call with the young-girl. Another vibe was from another movie I have recently seen, Solaris, especially with the woman sat in the chair and the suggestion of him going mad. Overall, looks really good β€” but how long are us Brits going to have to wait for it…
  • Alexander
    Clones maybe? either way, this skyrocketed to the top of my most anticipated summer flick list.
  • The new trailer looks great. Can't wait!
  • Ron
    All i have to say is: WOW.
  • Joseph S.
    That was cool. Gotta check this one out.
  • Peter
    This looks great, I like the way this looks! anyone know the music?
  • Reminds me more of Solaris in those scenes with him macking on the space babe. I love Sam Rockwell, so this is definitely on my Must See list!
  • Hey Ya
    Looks good but I suspect a clone plot as well. Kind of depressing as I wouldn't rush out to see this now and would wait for netflix. Still, I hope to remember it and watch it later.
  • Trey
    looks great
  • Tuncup
    Music is from the score by Clint Mansell.
  • Darrin
    i hope this movie does well at the B.O. it looks amazing.
  • Kevin
    Holy Hell!!! Looks great!
  • Looks the chimpanzees feet! Cant wait for this.
  • The Kid
    Looks good, I love these movies, Alien, Event Horizon, Sunshine, I LOVE EM'!!!!!
  • Said
    this movie looks really good, amazing plot
  • dvf
    kinda wish they hadnt given the reveal away that there are two of him and thats whats buggin the guy out. they could have done the same trailer with all the same shots except that one of him unconscious in the vehicle and it would still work. it would be as if he found someone else. dont know why they would reveal that in the trailer. oh well. still looks good. will see because im curious about daddy bowie genes.
  • tankmaster
    Sam Rockwell is such a good actor!
  • Xerxex
    Amazing, this is exactly the kind of movie we need, and the overall atmosphere is perfect!
  • Jay
    WOW that movie looks great! It's like Sunshine meets 2001
  • Tristan
    This is why I love indie films.
  • Blake
    Finally - a decent sci-fi movie that's not about aliens or some other Michael Bay robot crap. There needs to be more young, up and coming directors making these kinds of movies. And Hollywood studios need to realize that there's a built in audience for science fiction that's smart and thought prevoking. I bet this becomes a cult hit.
  • aposva
    Kevin Spacey Is Sam Rockwell's Robot Buddy!
  • JimD
    This LOOKS BRILLIANTLY AWESOME. Thank God for Indie films there are gems to be found.
  • this is now on my list of movies to see!
  • Boxoffice Marco
    This is my favorite film of '09 so far. Saw it at Sundance with Billington and haven't stopped talking about it. However, it's a little weird that one of the quotes from the trailer is from Roger Friedman. :oP
  • joe
    thanks Alex i have waiting for a trailer of this movie and it looks awesome it won"t be big box office hit but it will be critically acclamied though
  • Cody
    HAHA 26 think ur right unless youve actaully imdbed it. But wow really didnt see that much of an awesome trailer coming
  • memphistyler
    Gerty uses a Flowbee to cute Rockwell's hair. you figure people in the future would have learned
  • OMG WOW this looks very intrigueing, and eerie. Gotta see it.
  • This looks amazing! An Indie SciFi film with a promising story, Sam Rockwell and an Clint Mansell soundtrack? Is it already Christmas time!? Can't wait - thx for posting this trailer!
  • Tom
    Hehe, I stopped in the middle, I don't want to know, I don't want to know!
  • Yamika
    look awsome O_O
  • Squiggly
    This looks like it could be one of the best Sci-Fi flicks in a long long time. Sam Rockwell has pretty much become one of those rare actors where you can say "Oh, it's a Sam Rockwell movie, you know it's gonna be good."
  • dewd
    this movie looks absolutely gorgeous. space does strange things to people....
  • I will be front and center for this one.
  • Meg
    Good lord, that looks phenomenal. I am so, so into this.
  • max
    This looks reeeaaaally good! I really want to see this!!!! Wonder when its coming out in Finland...
  • Goudos
    Wow...just wow
  • cyn
  • Movie Fan
    Got to admit, that looks really good indeed...
  • cine_phil
    Looks interesting, like to see it.
  • Athena
    WOW!!! 2 minutes of intensity!!! ANTICIPATION!!! What's next I can't wait to see this film...I know the film has to be better than the edits...this shows so much detail, yet, doesn't seem to reveal the obvious....CAN'T WAIT!!! CAN'T WAIT CAN'T WAIT!!
  • Nick S.
    Not bad I am hooked.................
  • Eric
    Besides 2001 and Solaris, it also reminds me of an early 70's sci fi flick called Silent Running with Bruce Dern.
  • Reminds me of the NIN song "Every Day is the Exactly the Same"
  • swisschez
    this trailer reminds me of just how awesome movies can be. especially movies that have been done right.
  • paulxrpuk
    looks great am looking forward to seeing it you just cant beat a good sci fi film with a decent story nice to see that there are creative people out there who can get things made ...
  • sazerac
    David Bowie must be so proud of Duncan. I hope it does really well.
  • 9001
    looks great, and the trailer did a nice job of teasing us on the plot.
  • Markmos
    I totally agree with looks like a re-mash of 2001. Solaris and Silent Running with a touch of the Thing thrown in for good measure.
  • Kal-el
    I'm sold!
  • pipo
    Very nice! :-)
  • Hell yes! I WILL be seeing this
  • Very nice. A must see.
  • Lacey
    Ok, now I'm interested...
  • Rick
    I'm gonna guess as he leaves something goes wrong and he goes back in time 2 weeks to die. As he finds himself.
  • sam
    Hmm, another Stanislaw Lem inspired story? Time warps where he keeps meeting version of himself?
  • Fisherr
    The movie looks like a brilliant atmospheric one i loved the trailer and i heard the movie took very good reviews. I'll be there if its released here.
  • this looks like its gonna be a good two hours time definitely worth-the-wait-material
  • who d who
    looks good but not based on reality. There's alien structures on the moon. I wish they'd make a movie about that. But that would never happen would it. Suppress the truth and keep us ignorant.
  • Evilnik
    Micheal bay and McG can have their dick measuring contest with duncan jones. And jones will win :) this movie looks promising. And oh kevin spacey as the AI. can see where the movie is headed :)
  • SwolN PekR
    Can't be a time-travel issue. Otherwise, the one he found wouldn'tve asked "Why does he look like me"? If it was a future version, the future him would remember finding....himself, in the past. God I hate temporal mechanics.
  • I am really expecting this movie to be a hit πŸ˜€
  • Joel
    It made me think of Tom Hanks in Cast Away.
  • max
    actually it could be time travel.The future him ,he finds, may have left the moon and ended up back on the moon due to some future event, and never would expected to have been thrown back in the past,hence he wouldnt expect to see his past self still there.
  • Sam Rockwell is my superstar, and the plot sounds amazing, I just hope I can watch it as soon as possible.
  • wm
    why do most of sci fi movie (especially space exploration related) always show things goes wrong? (which overtook the whole plot of the story and the whole idea of sci fi to it). I mean, if i wanna see murders, thriller i can just tune in to current day movie.. instead of having those as the main plot sets in a sci fi settings.




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