If you've seen Duncan Jones' Moon, you know it rules. If you haven't seen Duncan Jones' Moon, I'm here to say that you are missing out, friendo. Don't look up anything about it. Just go watch it. It's on Netflix. You'll thank me later.
Okay, now that we're all caught up, I've got something exciting to show you. Check it out:
Introducing Making Moon!
"What is Making Moon?" you may ask inquisitively of your computer screen. Well, unlike a certain automated robot friend, I'm perfectly capable of giving you a straight answer. Check out Titan Books' press release:
Titan Books and Liberty Films are delighted to announce the publication of Making Moon to coincide with the 10th anniversary of Moon’s initial release, as well as the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Director Duncan Jones’ feature film debut, Moon won the BAFTA for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer, along with numerous film critic and film festival awards. Moon was also nominated for the BAFTA for Best British Film and the Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film in 2009.
Directed by Duncan Jones, and written by Nathan Parker from a story by Jones, Moon is a 2009 science fiction drama following Sam Bell (Oscar®-winner Sam Rockwell), a man who experiences a personal crisis as he nears the end of a three-year solitary stint mining helium-3 on the moon. Independently financed and produced on a modest budget, Moon became an instant cult classic. It was well received by critics and audiences alike, and was particularly praised for its scientific plausibility and realism.
Set to publish on 3 September 2019, Making Moon will take an in-depth look back at the film’s production. It features interviews with the film’s key creatives and includes rare concept and behind-the-scenes images, as well as excerpts from the original shooting script.
Presented as a beautiful hardcover with full colour illustrations throughout, Making Moon will release in the UK and North America at £29.99 and $39.95 respectively.
So what do you think, Moon-heads? To let you in on a little secret, Moon was a big cinematic blind spot for me until very recently, and now that I've seen it, I'm honestly fascinated by how such a smart little film was made as a director's freshman feature and with relatively nothing for a budget. So hearing about this book has really piqued my interest as a way that I might get some of that insight.
Anyway, that's all for now, but we'll be sure to keep you updated should we hearing anything more about the book closer to release.