Check These Out: Unused Posters for Duncan Jones' Moon

September 20, 2009
Source: Quiet Earth

Moon Poster

It's always heartbreaking to get a glimpse of the posters that were not used in a film's marketing campaign. One of the most recent examples of this was the beautiful hand-drawn poster for Inglourious Basterds that James Goodridge drew. Another set of unused posters have been dug up by our friends at Quiet Earth for Duncan Jones' brilliant low-budget sci-fi flick Moon that hit theaters earlier this summer. While I liked the actual poster they ended up using (it was handpicked by Duncan), some of these posters are also pretty gorgeous and I'm sad we never got to see them until now. They're definitely worth checking out, so read on!

Unused Moon Poster  Unused Moon Poster

Unused Moon Poster  Unused Moon Poster

As far as I know, these aren't fan art, they were professionally created, just never used. My favorite one is the lower left one, with Sam in that circle in the middle. I just think it flows great and looks gorgeous. All of them do, but that's my personal favorite. If you haven't seen Moon yet, I highly suggest you try and see it as soon as you can, somehow, some way (although don't pirate it, that shows no respect for the filmmaker). It's a great film (read my Sundance review) that everyone I've sent to see has ended up loving. And it's never too late to see a great film like this. Maybe these posters will encourage a few more of you to finally go see it?

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Wow these look amazing, still mad at myself for not seeing this movie when I had the chance. I heard it was good.

Kendoll on Sep 20, 2009


Truly great film, definitely worth the effort to track down and see. These posters are beautiful as well!

Jertown on Sep 20, 2009


I saw this film over the summer and it was great. I agree, worth the effort to track down. I never would have known about it without this site's enthusiasm for it, so thanks FirstShowing!

Great Smoky on Sep 20, 2009


Just when I thought this movie couldn't rip off 2001 more than it already has...

Alex W on Sep 20, 2009


It's not ripping off. There are a lot of tributes to 2001. But most definitely not "ripping off." Moon is a wonderful Indy film.

Chris on Sep 20, 2009


I really can't wait for this movie to go to DVD.

Fisherr on Sep 20, 2009


#4 has absolutely no idea what he is talking about. I caught this when AMC had it playing for 2 weeks. it was awesome! definitely not as great as i heard it would be, but still a damn good flick that people should check out.

DoomCanoe on Sep 20, 2009


I can't find an Australian release for this anywhere. It's a shame, I really want to see it.

Mark on Sep 20, 2009


October 1st of the Australian release. I can't wait as I missed it at MIFF this year.

DukePhoenix on Sep 20, 2009


Sorry that should be October 8th.

DukePhoenix on Sep 20, 2009


I think that's Sam inside the moon, right? Not Duncan?

LINKFX on Sep 20, 2009


How the fuck is Moon ripping off 2001 in any way at all? Did you even see the flick? The the only thing the films share is the somewhat slow-ish pace, the talking computer and the fact they they take place in space. Maybe the isolation. The two stories and the characters are totally fucking different. Watch the movies before you make accusations like that. You've either not seen moon or not seen 2001. As for the posters, I like the black version of the official poster up there. I'd like to get that one to go with my white one.

Squiggly_P on Sep 20, 2009


I'm hanging to see this. Not release in Oz until next month. The poster where he is cradled in the moon is awesome.

AnyMovieInAStorm on Sep 20, 2009


Definitely rips of 2001

Alex W on Sep 20, 2009


I have to agree that the lower left is my favorite one too. Alex, will these ever be on sale?

Dan W on Sep 20, 2009


Did they use a poster similar to the one on the bottom right because I swear I have seen that before.

Jordan on Sep 20, 2009


Loved it. I feel lucky that I was able to see it when I was in LA. Otherwise I would had to wait for ages. The 2nd and 4th design are pretty cool, though not cooler than the one they are using now. @16: They did use a similar one but than looking like the top picture.

Rickmeister on Sep 21, 2009


Bah! I won't download it when it finally comes out in theatres near me for longer than a day. 🙁

mitch on Sep 21, 2009


Great posters - think that is Sam yes - just a slip of the brain/keys I expect! I really enjoyed Moon (I didn't enjoy 2001!) So - I am going to see it again next week - as I persuaded our local cinema to screen it! (independent cinema's always listen to the punters!)

Motley on Sep 21, 2009


Alright... so that star child one was a bit too close to 2001 for it to be releasable, but its still pretty damn cool. My vote is on the upper right poster. Simple, effective, and character focused, just like the movie.

yh on Sep 21, 2009


God Damnit Alex W no it did not! bastard

DoomCanoe on Sep 21, 2009


Alex, do you really think that is lovely Duncan in the bottom left? It still looks like Sam to me but I totally agree that's it's a poem of a poster.

Jimmy the Toe Pad on Sep 21, 2009


No# 1, 3 or 4 I could see on my wall, think these will be for sale some day? Gives that polish style vibe of filmposters 🙂

David Banner on Sep 21, 2009


""If you haven't seen Moon yet, I highly suggest you try and see it as soon as you can, somehow, some way (although don't pirate it, that shows no respect for the filmmaker)" If this movie doesn't come to my country(Serbia) in next few weeks (and it probably wont, ever!) i will probably download it... 'cause thats the only way to see some of the movies that i want to see and they dont get in theathers in Belgrade(Serbia)... and i think that shows that i respect the filmmaker because i will watch his film no matter what... still, i hope i'll be able to go see it in theaters because that's the ONLY WAY to see movies!!! p.s. thanks for posting this poster they are cool and some of them remind me of polish film poster school from 60', 70' and 80' ! ! !

Danilo Nikolic on Sep 23, 2009


This movie sucked. Duncan Jones sucks. Sam Rockwell sucks. Go watch 2001.

SlashBeast on Sep 23, 2009

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