First Look: Beautiful Photos of Sam Rockwell in Moon
by Alex Billington
November 17, 2008
Source: Bloody Disgusting
There's a interesting little sci-fi film on the horizon called Moon starring Sam Rockwell. We've actually mentioned it a few times before, but it remains under the radar, or at least it will until today. The guys over at Bloody Disgusting got their hand on a very impressive batch of photos from the film. Astronaut Sam Bell (Rockwell) has been mining Helium 3 on the moon three years alone. Just two weeks shy of his departure from the lunar base Selene, Sam starts seeing and hearing things and feeling strange. When a routine extraction goes horribly wrong, he discovers that his employer has their own plans for replacing him and the new recruit is eerily familiar. If you're a sci-fi nut like me, you'll definitely want to check these out!
Click any of the photos below to see more of them. We've only just featured our own favorites below.
Moon is being directing by Duncan Jones, also known as Zowie Bowie, the son of David Bowie. Jones is a former ad exec turned filmmaker with only one film under his belt, a sci-fi short from 2000 called Whistle. I really love the look of this. I'm a big fan of anything sci-fi and an even bigger fan of independent sci-fi. Beyond that, the prospect of seeing Rockwell take on a solo role is very exciting. He's an incredibly underrated actor and roles like this will only put him in the spotlight even more. Moon doesn't yet have a US distributor just yet and only recently seems to have finished shooting. Stay tuned for more details soon!
I still think Sam will make a good Spike for a Cowboy Bebop movie. Ving rhames for Jet...LOL
harlem shake on Nov 17, 2008
@1 random..but ok. Anyways, this movie looks awesome. I love some of those shots, great find, thanks!
Ions on Nov 17, 2008
Sam Rockwell is awesome, and this movie looks very interesting.
Derek on Nov 17, 2008
I hope they go for that hyper-realistic look that the saline project usually goes for Just to make the vibe a touch unsettling
Jaf on Nov 17, 2008
I dont really care for Sam too much but this looks good
Scott McHenry on Nov 17, 2008
anyone else think his replacement is gonna be a copy of him?
Thomas on Nov 17, 2008
that shot of the hallway reminds me of 2001 for some reason. And yeah.. Thomas.. I also figured it would be a copy of himself. Weird that they put the likelihood of a big twist right in the summary.
Alfredo on Nov 17, 2008
these are great pictures, cant wait to see the movie. Hopefully, Sam Rockwell will get the kudos he deserves with this solo role.
booknutdc on Nov 17, 2008
It's got a good 1970's scifi look to it
Crapola on Nov 17, 2008
would be a good idea for the premise to be that rockwell has had very little contact with earth while some important scientific discoveries were made (i.e. cloning, AI) but that would seem a bit similar to some parts of solaris so might not be a good idea. just a predicition is all
avalade on Nov 17, 2008
Werdnafaz on Nov 18, 2008
Is his replacement...him? Is it all in his head???? - #10's speculation towards cloning, and that he's one of MANY miners that are the same guy trapped in the same "3-year work" period"
Nick Sears on Nov 18, 2008
You're right Alex, Rockwell is underrated. Every movie I've seen him, no matter if the movie totally blows or not, he always shines through the shit. And he was freakin' hilarious in Hitchhiker's Guide. These are the kinds of refreshing ideas we need more of. Did anyone see Sunshine?
JL on Nov 18, 2008
i think these looks crap.
joe on Nov 28, 2008
It's "There's AN interesting". Please have your English teacher proofread your work before publishing.
DougTheBug on Apr 5, 2009
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