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‘Moon’ Director Duncan Jones to Helm ‘Killer Intent’ TV Series Adaptation

‘Moon’ Director Duncan Jones to Helm ‘Killer Intent’ TV Series Adaptation
Duncan Jones will be directing his first TV series with an adaptation of the spy thriller Killer Intent. It’s a little out of the wheelhouse of the Moon director, who has mostly stuck with sci-fi and fantasy for most of his promising career — and sci-fi and fantasy movies at that. But after the lukewarm response to his cyberpunk […]

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How David Bowie’s First Song Was Rescued From a Dusty Bread Basket

David Hadfield was combing through old boxes in the storage space of his Surrey, England home about 20 years ago when a bread basket from his father’s long-ago days as a bread delivery man caught his eye. Inside was a series of dusty tapes from Hadfield’s time as a rock drummer in the early 1960s. One of them was labelled “The Konrads,” a group he formed in 1961 with a charismatic, blonde-haired 15-year-old saxophone player named David Jones. He fed the tape into an old tape machine and, amidst a
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Duncan Jones working on adaptation of Rogue Trooper comic series

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Duncan Jones working on adaptation of Rogue Trooper comic series
Last week, Duncan Jones (Mute) took to Twitter to tease that his next film would be a comic book movie. "A little nervous about this, but hell, nervous is where the fun is!" Jones said. "I’m going to be making a comic book movie next! A pretty special one." Fans began wondering just which project Jones would be taking on, but the director returned to Twitter... Read More...
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Former BBC & Fa Boss Greg Dyke To Replace Mike Leigh As Chairman Of London Film School

Former BBC & Fa Boss Greg Dyke To Replace Mike Leigh As Chairman Of London Film School
Greg Dyke, the former Director General of the BBC, is to replace filmmaker Mike Leigh as Chairman of the London Film School. Mr. Turner director Leigh stepped down this week after 18 years in the role. Dyke, who will assume the role of Chair next month, takes over at a time of flux at the prestigious venue, whose alumni include Ridley Scott, Michael Mann, Duncan Jones, Tak Fujimoto and Leigh himself. The Lfs has been trying to relocate from its Covent Garden home for some…
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Duncan Jones on Netflix’s ‘Mute’, Designing a Futurist Noir, and That ‘Moon’ Connection

Once upon a time, Duncan Jones intended Mute to be his feature film debut. An unorthodox mystery set in a future Berlin, the film follows Leo (Alexander Skarsgård), a mute bartender who tears through the city's criminal underbelly like a silent wrecking ball after the woman he loves goes missing. Of course, Mute didn't end up being Jones' first film, far from it, and in the fifteen-plus years he spent trying to get the project off the ground, the film evolved, became connected to the filmmaker's sci-fi masterpiece Moon, and ultimately landed at Netflix
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‘Prospect’ Is A Western Sci-Fi Hybrid Reminiscent Of ‘Moon’ [SXSW Review]

The uncharted, lawless era of the 19th century Gold Rush, and the accompanying American dream notion that went with it—journeying thousands of miles for a better life with the hopes of striking it rich— are transposed to the world of sci-fi in Zeek Earl and Chris Caldwell‘s “Prospect,” a sci-fi/Western hybrid that debuted this week at SXSW.

A well-natured amalgam of both, say, “Star Wars,” and Duncan Jones‘ “Moon,” especially in its impactful first half, “Prospect” tells the story of a teenager (Sophie Thatcher) and her father (Jay Duplass) who travel to a remote alien moon’s toxic forest on the hunt for a rare substance, aiming to make a mint.
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SXSW 2018 Reviews: Coming of Age with Wildling and Prospect

Earlier this weekend, this writer had the opportunity to check out two wildly different films that enjoyed their world premieres as part of SXSW’s 2018 Visions slate: Fritz Böhm’s Wildling and Prospect from the directorial team of Zeek Earl and Chris Caldwell. Even though both movies feature a coming-of-age tale that centers on the relationship between a father and daughter, they are vastly different from each other, with Wildling going for more of a modern fairy tale approach, and Prospect being something of a scrappy yet wonderfully ambitious sci-fi western.

Wildling: For his feature film debut, Fritz Böhm introduces us to the world of “wildlings,” dangerous forest-dwelling creatures who steal and feast upon small children. We’re told about the threat they pose via a bedtime story from Daddy (Brad Dourif) who reminds his young daughter Anna of the threats that exist all around her. Because of the wildlings,
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Official Trailer *** – Dive into the mysterious world of Mute – starring Alexander Skarsgård, Paul Rudd and Justin Theroux

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From Duncan Jones, the visionary director behind Moon and Source Code, About Mute Berlin, the future, but close enough to feel familiar: In this loud, often brutal city, Leo (Alexander Skarsgård) – unable to speak from a childhood accident – searches for his missing girlfriend, the love of his life, his salvation, through dark streets, …

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The Outsider review – Jared Leto joins the yakuza in crass Netflix thriller

An unconvincing crime tale from the streaming giant sees the Oscar winner in murky territory taking a shallow, tourist-friendly view of Japan

Blood is thicker than water, and as pulp fiction would have it, that viscosity is never denser than in the bustling underground of organized crime. They don’t call it a capital-f Family for nothing; trust is the only currency with any worth among gang types, and the type of alpha-male mentality lending itself to mob life favors members of its own pack. In Goodfellas, Henry Hill’s half-Irish lineage prevents him from ever graduating to a full-fledged “made man” in the mafia to which he pledges himself, no matter how hard he tries. (Not that pure Italian blood can save Tommy DeVito from the doom awaiting him.)

Related: Mute review – Duncan Jones's sci-fi thriller is a Netflix disaster
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What next for Duncan Jones?

Tom Jolliffe looks at the career of Duncan Jones, and where he can go next after his latest critical mauling…

If you’re like me, and you see an exciting director breaking through into the industry, then you get that sense of anticipation as to what they’ll come out with next. Occasionally they continue to push out good work, slowly developing as an artist. On the flipside, occasionally a director of promise craps out after their opening gambit and never recovers. It’s not to say that a single bad film is the death knell, and nor should a strong opening guarantee the next Spielberg.

I recall, along with many others, being overwhelmed by the engrossing, thoughtful, odd and unique tale of Donnie Darko. Film buffs, particularly those with a penchant for sci-fi, were cartwheeling with joy at the film. A film with such thought and depth that it
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‘Source Code’ Starring Jake Gyllenhaal Headed to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

The latest catalog title tapped by Lionsgate Home Entertainment for a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release is Duncan Jones' Source Code starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan and Vera Farmiga.

Source Code is slated for May 8th release on 4K with Blu-ray and Digital HD included in the combo pack. The 4K version includes Dolby Vision Hdr as well as Dolby Atmos audio.

Bonus features are included on the Blu-ray version so they're identical to what was previously released. They include a “5 Crazy Details You Might Have Missed” featurette as well as a feature-length audio commentary with director Duncan Jones, writer Ben Ripley and actor Jake Gyllenhaal.

Pre-order Source Code 4K at Amazon.

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‘Source Code’ Starring Jake Gyllenhaal Gets 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack Release

Source Code starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, and Vera Farmiga, arrives on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack May 8. The 4K Ultra HD combo pack will include Blu-ray and Digital versions of the film. Read below for more details on the 4K Ultra HD release.

Official Synopsis

Jake Gyllenhaal stars in this mind-bending action thriller about an experimental government program used to prevent a deadly terrorist attack in downtown Chicago.

Program Description

Starring Academy Award® nominee Jake Gyllenhaal (Best Supporting Actor, Brokeback Mountain, 2005), Golden Globe® nominee Michelle Monaghan (Best Supporting Actress – TV, “True Detective”, 2015), and Academy Award® nominee Vera Farmiga (Best Supporting Actress, Up in the Air, 2009), discover the heart-racing excitement of Source Code when it arrives on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital) May 8 from Lionsgate. From the director of the critically acclaimed Moon, experience Source Code with four times the resolution of Full HD with 4K,
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Bold Filmmaking Gives Mixed Results In ‘Mute’ & ‘Annihilation’ [Adjust Your Tracking Podcast]

It’s thrilling to see a bold work of genre filmmaking succeed, but depressing to see an equally ambitious picture fail so miserably.

On this episode of Adjust Your Tracking, Joe and I find plenty of interlocking themes in two films that refract and overlap, with the aim of giving us something fresh. One is far more successful than the other. “Mute” from Duncan Jones (“Warcraft“) is the latest splashy release from Netflix.
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Netflix Will Release 700 Original Films and Series in 2018 Alone!

Whoa! For those of you looking for an endless amount of entertainment, Netflix has you covered. In 2018 alone, the streaming service will release 700 original movies and TV shows! That's an epic amount of content that no other network, streaming service or studio is developing.

Netflix will be spending around $8 billion dollars on this content over the course of the year. This news comes from Netflix CFO David Wells while speaking the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference.

According to Deadline, Wells talked about a number of global productions that the streaming service was bringing in, and that's where he made the big revealed, according to the report, "there are now about 80 such shows available on Netflix, and that doesn’t even count shows like Narcos or Orange is the New Black, which have penetrated globally but were not launched in the era of Netflix’s fully globalized reach. The latter category,
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Mute And Moon Are Set In The Same Universe – Here Are All The Connections

Mute has been described as a spiritual sequel to director Duncan Jones’ debut feature Moon, but the connection between the two movies goes further than both being old school sci-fi dramas. They are actually set in the same world, with several key aspects – and characters – from the 2009 film appearing in the Netflix release. Mute is, technically, Moon 2.

Of course, we’ve known this for almost as long as Mute has been a thing.
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Netflix Is Launching Over 700 Original Movies and TV Shows in 2018

It's Netflix's world and we're just living in it. The streaming giant made a big shift several years ago and, instead of just housing content produced elsewhere, Netflix began making their own, original content. Now, that's the company's primary focus and their original content library has absolutely exploded. And don't expect it to slow down anytime soon. According to Netflix CFO David Wells, the company looks to have in the neighborhood of 700 original movies and TV shows in total by the end of 2018. That's a whole lot of content.

David Wells made the comment during the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom Conference. He stated that Netflix will be in the "700-range" in terms of originals, after investing more than $8 billion in original content this year. 80 of those originals will be from outside the U.S., such as their recent hit German series, Dark. As Wells puts it, Netflix's
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Duncan Jones’ Mute Couldn’t Work in a Post-Blade Runner World

Duncan Jones’ 2009 film Moon heralded the arrival of fresh and exciting voice in the science fiction genre. The film was smart, thought-provoking, and paid homage to its cinematic forefathers (most notably 2001: A Space Odyssey and Solaris) without being too derivative. Jones would make a follow up film that hurdled over the sophomore slump like an espresso-fueled cheetah two years later with Source Code, a fresh take on the notion of being stuck in a time loop (think Groundhog’s Day, but way sadder).
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‘Mute’ Director Duncan Jones Wants to Make a Western

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Netflix enabled Duncan Jones to finally make his passion project, Mute. Now the director is thinking about the future. In a new interview, the filmmaker expressed interest in helming a Western, but also cautions that getting financing for a Western these days isn’t easy. Maybe Netflix can help him out again? Are you ready for a […]

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Science friction: can Netflix figure out its blockbuster problem?

Costly sci-fi films have received poor reviews but the streaming giant still has an eager audience in its vast subscriber base

The future hasn’t been kind to Netflix. In the last two months, it’s launched three science fiction blockbusters – Will Smith’s orc cop adventure Bright, the shock assault The Cloverfield Paradox, and the bizarre Berlin-set Blade Runner-riff Mute – each of which critics reacted to as though a cockroach crawled out of their TV (not one film managed to score over 27% on Rotten Tomatoes). A fourth attempt, Alex Garland’s Annihilation, about five female explorers in a Technicolor hellscape, received better reviews but Netflix still couldn’t win. It scooped up the international distribution rights from Paramount, who lost confidence in the Natalie Portman cerebral chiller and decided to release it theatrically only in the United States, Canada and China. Netflix rescued the film for foreign audiences
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A Conversation with Writer/Director Duncan Jones About His Film Mute and A Lot Of Other Stuff

Entertainment runs in the blood of writer/director Duncan Jones; not only is he the son of Rock legend David Bowie, he burst into Hollywood via the Sundance Film festival with his first ever feature film, Moon. Now several years and two movies later Jones is bringing his passion project to life with the help of Netflix. Mute is a sci-fi noir thriller set in Berlin that stars Alexander Skarsgård, Paul Rudd, Justin Theroux and Dominic Monaghan. Jones and co-writer Michael Robert Johnson have been working on this high-tech futuristic take on noir since the early 2000s, even before Jones wrote his first movie Moon, and it has gone through quite the evolution. 

Recently I got to sit down with Jones and talk about all things Mute related and beyond.  

Gt: So tell me how Mute came to be, supposedly it is your passion project? 

Duncan Jones: "Yeah, sixteen years
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