Hit the jump to check out the cool new trailer for Sam Rockwell starrer, Moon. If you’ve got the slightest respect for quality science fiction, you will.
It reminds me of 2001: A Space Odyssey a lot (okay, that was too easy), minus the Kubrickness, of course. And I’ve a good hunch it isn’t going to be as slow or hugely grandiose.
The plot is kinda screwy, which probably makes the movie so intriguing. To steal shamelessly from Wikipedia:
Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) is an employee contracted by the company Lunar to mine on the moon the natural gas Helium 3, which could reverse Earth’s energy crisis. Sam is stationed at the lunar base Selene with only a robot named Gertie (voiced by Kevin Spacey), but two weeks before completing his three year assignment, he begins feeling out of place. An extraction goes wrong, and Sam suspects Lunar of trying to replace him as he realises someone else is on the Moon.
This definitely goes on my to-watch list, especially with Clint Mansell providing a background score. I cannot turn down a score produced by the same guy that produced the mind-numbing score for Requiem for a Dream. God, I still get jitters thinking about it.
Moon’s coming out in June 2009.