It may not be the most publicized movie out there, but if the new stills that have surfaced for Duncan Jones' Moon are any indication of the film's quality, it might just be one of the most overlooked. Bloody Disgusting now has 18 new photos from the space drama, and if you are a fan of 'serious' sci-fi, then right away you will probably notice some similarities between this and another 'sacred cow' of sci-fi film making. Not to mention that if you're anything like me, and have even the slightest 'space-phobia', then these images are bound to give you a case of the heebie-jeebies.
The incomparable Sam Rockwell stars as Sam Bell, a solo astronaut slowly losing his grip as his assignment on a remote lunar mining station is nearing an end. As his contract with a conglomerate called LUNAR is finishing, Bell begins to put together disturbing facts about the true nature of his replacement -- and judging from the look on Rockwell's face in some of these photos, it is definitely not good news. Joining in on the fun are Kevin Spacey, who provides the voice of a robot companion, and Kaya Scodelario as Sam's wife, Eve.
Even though Moon might not have a high-powered publicity machine behind it, it's a refreshing change to see a film that isn't using a raft of viral campaigns and internet hoaxes to drum up business. I might be alone on this one, but for once it's nice to see a film that is willing to speak for itself -- don't you think?
Moon will arrive in theaters on May 25th, 2009.