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01/10/09 09:40 AM
Duncan - A Giant Leap for the Jones Family [re: ]  

For a person that was so hotly tipped to follow David Bowies footsteps, it always seemed unusual that his son Duncan Jones seemingly never picked up a guitar.

Having reached his late 20s and then his early 30s, it seemed the boy originally known as Zowie Bowie (and for which the song KOOKS was written) was preparing for something outside the public eye altogether.

Now at 37, the story offers another twist.

Since at least 1978, David Bowie has been claiming that the main reason for his own (fairly notable) acting career was really a desire to become a director.

It therefore comes as a significant news that later this month, Duncan and not David will have his major directorial film debut.

The movie - actually a science fiction thriller - includes popular actors such as Sam Rockwell and Kevin Spacey and its being met with some anticipation.

Already drawing comparisons to 2001: A Space Odyssey, it will be interesting to see the reaction when Moon begins screening at the Sundance Film Festival on January 23 (as reported today on Bowienet).

Lets hope it becomes one of the years best.


Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) 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.


Bowie Downunder

01/10/09 05:50 PM
Re: Duncan - A Giant Leap for the Jones Family new [re: Adam]  

Apparently the movie also features Matt Berry (deep-voiced British comedy guy from "Garth Marenghi's Darkplace," "The Mighty Boosh" and "The IT Crowd").

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