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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Looks good!

Jack on Apr 9, 2009


The initial premise reminds me of 2001: A Space Odyssey, and then it goes into something similar to Sunshine...I can't wait!

Tom V on Apr 9, 2009


Looks really good.

Timothy on Apr 9, 2009


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!

Richard on Apr 9, 2009


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…

trovster on Apr 9, 2009


Clones maybe? either way, this skyrocketed to the top of my most anticipated summer flick list.

Alexander on Apr 9, 2009


The new trailer looks great. Can't wait!

Andreas on Apr 9, 2009


All i have to say is: WOW.

Ron on Apr 9, 2009


That was cool. Gotta check this one out.

Joseph S. on Apr 9, 2009


This looks great, I like the way this looks! anyone know the music?

Peter on Apr 9, 2009


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!

Kent on Apr 9, 2009


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.

Hey Ya on Apr 9, 2009


looks great

Trey on Apr 9, 2009


Music is from the score by Clint Mansell.

Tuncup on Apr 9, 2009


i hope this movie does well at the B.O. it looks amazing.

Darrin on Apr 9, 2009


Holy Hell!!! Looks great!

Kevin on Apr 9, 2009


Looks the chimpanzees feet! Cant wait for this.

Crapola on Apr 9, 2009


Looks good, I love these movies, Alien, Event Horizon, Sunshine, I LOVE EM'!!!!!

The Kid on Apr 9, 2009


this movie looks really good, amazing plot

Said on Apr 9, 2009


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.

dvf on Apr 9, 2009


Sam Rockwell is such a good actor!

tankmaster on Apr 9, 2009


Amazing, this is exactly the kind of movie we need, and the overall atmosphere is perfect!

Xerxex on Apr 9, 2009


WOW that movie looks great! It's like Sunshine meets 2001

Jay on Apr 9, 2009


This is why I love indie films.

Tristan on Apr 9, 2009


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.

Blake on Apr 9, 2009


Kevin Spacey Is Sam Rockwell's Robot Buddy!

aposva on Apr 9, 2009


This LOOKS BRILLIANTLY AWESOME. Thank God for Indie films there are gems to be found.

JimD on Apr 9, 2009


this is now on my list of movies to see!

FreewarePCgames on Apr 9, 2009


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

Boxoffice Marco on Apr 9, 2009


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

joe on Apr 9, 2009


HAHA 26 think ur right unless youve actaully imdbed it. But wow really didnt see that much of an awesome trailer coming

Cody on Apr 9, 2009


Gerty uses a Flowbee to cute Rockwell's hair. you figure people in the future would have learned

memphistyler on Apr 9, 2009


OMG WOW this looks very intrigueing, and eerie. Gotta see it.

buddhistwisdom7 on Apr 10, 2009


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!

Crux Xibalba on Apr 10, 2009


Hehe, I stopped in the middle, I don't want to know, I don't want to know!

Tom on Apr 10, 2009


look awsome O_O

Yamika on Apr 10, 2009


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."

Squiggly on Apr 10, 2009


this movie looks absolutely gorgeous. space does strange things to people....

dewd on Apr 10, 2009


I will be front and center for this one.

Atomic Popcorn on Apr 10, 2009


Good lord, that looks phenomenal. I am so, so into this.

Meg on Apr 10, 2009


This looks reeeaaaally good! I really want to see this!!!! Wonder when its coming out in Finland...

max on Apr 10, 2009


Wow...just wow

Goudos on Apr 10, 2009



cyn on Apr 10, 2009


Got to admit, that looks really good indeed...

Movie Fan on Apr 10, 2009


Looks interesting, like to see it.

cine_phil on Apr 10, 2009


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!!

Athena on Apr 10, 2009



Nick S. on Apr 10, 2009


Not bad I am hooked.................

SHANEDAV on Apr 10, 2009


Besides 2001 and Solaris, it also reminds me of an early 70's sci fi flick called Silent Running with Bruce Dern.

Eric on Apr 10, 2009


Reminds me of the NIN song "Every Day is the Exactly the Same"

grendel on Apr 10, 2009


this trailer reminds me of just how awesome movies can be. especially movies that have been done right.

swisschez on Apr 11, 2009


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 ...

paulxrpuk on Apr 11, 2009


David Bowie must be so proud of Duncan. I hope it does really well.

sazerac on Apr 11, 2009


looks great, and the trailer did a nice job of teasing us on the plot.

9001 on Apr 11, 2009


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.

Markmos on Apr 11, 2009


I'm sold!

Kal-el on Apr 11, 2009


Very nice! πŸ™‚

pipo on Apr 12, 2009


Hell yes! I WILL be seeing this

Dan W on Apr 12, 2009


Very nice. A must see.

sven on Apr 13, 2009


Ok, now I'm interested...

Lacey on Apr 13, 2009


I'm gonna guess as he leaves something goes wrong and he goes back in time 2 weeks to die. As he finds himself.

Rick on Apr 14, 2009


Hmm, another Stanislaw Lem inspired story? Time warps where he keeps meeting version of himself?

sam on Apr 14, 2009


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.

Fisherr on Apr 15, 2009


this looks like its gonna be a good two hours time definitely worth-the-wait-material

burak "D'aequitas" on Apr 15, 2009


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.

who d who on Apr 20, 2009


Micheal bay and McG can have their dick measuring contest with duncan jones. And jones will win πŸ™‚ this movie looks promising. And oh kevin spacey as the AI. can see where the movie is headed πŸ™‚

Evilnik on May 2, 2009


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.

SwolN PekR on May 20, 2009


I am really expecting this movie to be a hit πŸ˜€

Zeeshan Ahmed on May 25, 2009


It made me think of Tom Hanks in Cast Away.

Joel on May 28, 2009


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.

max on May 29, 2009


Sam Rockwell is my superstar, and the plot sounds amazing, I just hope I can watch it as soon as possible.

Joanna Spilioti on Jul 5, 2009


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.

wm on Jul 18, 2009

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