The dark but beautiful space-isolation movie Moon, starring Sam Rockwell, is finally starting to explain why our astro-miner starts losing his mind.
Moon will screen at Sundance this year and I couldn't be more excited to learn more about what David Bowie's son Duncan Jones (aka Zowie Bowie) thinks about space madness. I mean, if anyone would know, it's him. Take that kind of pedigree and match it with the incredible acting range packed into Sam Rockwell, and add the gorgeous look of Moon that we've only seen glimpses of and you have my dedicated attention. I've been super hyped about this film since I found out Kevin Spacey was going to be the robot voice in it.
It's a complicated story line and thank goodness they finally released more plot details on imdb:
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 Sarang, 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 Sarang, 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.
Please give me a Sam-Rockwell-fighting-Sam-Rockwell moment — at least that's what I think they're getting at here. I cannot wait for this movie. And for those of you headed to Sundance, this is a must-see.