Duncan Jones to Direct ‘Warcraft’

The director of Moon is going to war. Duncan Jones, the director of Moon and Source Code, has just signed on to direct Warcraft, a movie based on the extremely popular Blizzard video game world Azeroth, featured in games such as Warcraft: Orcs & Humans, and World of Warcraft. Legendary Pictures has the license, and a new script by Charles Leavitt (Blood Diamond).

The aim is to begin shooting the genre-bending action fantasy by the end of this year for a possible 2015 release.  Read More »

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Even as EON Productions pulls the wrapper off the first trailer for the twenty-third James Bond film, Skyfall, another company is planning to chronicle the life of the man who created Bond.

In fact, there are some who say that Ian Fleming was Bond. Born into a wealthy family, Fleming was educated abroad, spent time as a writer for Reuters (a job his mother landed for him) and worked in banking and finance for a time before being recruited into the Royal Navy in 1939. There he flourished, forming a group of specialized intelligence troops, among many other accomplishments. He worked again in journalism after the war, and in the early ’50s began to write the James Bond novels from his Jamaican home.

Now Duncan Jones, who directed Moon and Source Code, will make a film about the writer. Called Fleming, the movie is based on Andrew Lycett‘s biography Ian Fleming, the Man Behind James Bond, and scripted by Matt Brown. Read More »

Duncan Jones got our attention in a big way with Moon, and kept it with Source Code. We’re waiting to see what his next feature will be, but in the meantime he’s paying the rent with some commercial work.

Here’s an ad spot directed by Jones, meant to promote Richard Branson’s new Virgin Money venture. It sees Jones going back to space, if only briefly. As if that wasn’t good enough, there’s a bit of Daft Punk in there as well. Check out the spot below. Read More »

Duncan JonesSource Code hit Blu-ray and DVD a few short weeks back and while most film nerds have exhausted any talk of the film’s ending, more and more people are now discovering the movie. Seems like the perfect time for the director to take to Twitter and post a drawing he did during production that attempts to visually explain the film’s structure, ending and subtle changes. Obviously, there are major Source Code spoilers after the jump. Read More »

Duncan Jones would like WETA to help bring his next sci-fi movie to life and, after that, he’s changing genres. The director of Moon and Source Code has been talking about making his third film, an “homage to Blade Runner,” for some time and now he says it might be his last in that genre. In a new interview, Jones revealed that he’s spoken to the crew at WETA, hot off their latest success with Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and he “would be privileged to get the chance” for them to work on his mysterious, untitled sci-fi film. Read Jones’ quotes and more after the jump. Read More »

Everyone is still trying to figure out the magical formula for the home release of a movie. Studios like Sony, Universal, Warner Brothers and Fox are now releasing some of their movies On Demand two months after they premiere in theaters. Smaller companies like IFC release their films on demand before they open in theaters and the latest experiment comes from Summit Entertainment which will be releasing Duncan Jonessophomore effort Source Code on demand July 8, two weeks before it arrives on Blu-ray July 26. What exactly do they expect that to accomplish? Find out after the break. Read More »

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While most movie news sites were kneeling before Michael Shannon as Zod this weekend, several other interesting superhero movie bits also were revealed. First up, despite some strong suggestions that Tom Hiddleston would reprise his Thor role as Loki in Joss Whedon’s The Avengers, the actor himself has reportedly more or less cut down those rumors. Second, word from a recent Source Code Q&A is that director Duncan Jones will meet with 20th Century Fox to discuss him possibly directing Darren Aronofsky’s abandoned The Wolverine and third, we have an update on Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish‘s script for Marvel’s Ant-Man. We’ve got more information on all of this after the jump. Read More »

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This week, Dave, Devindra, and Adam discuss the merits of Punch-Drunk Love, praise the over-the-top Hobo with a Shotgun, and try to unravel the mysteries of Source Code. Special guest Katey Rich joins us from Cinema Blend.

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Good news, Boston sci-fi fans! Tonight at 7:00 pm, there’s going to be a special advance screening of Source Code at the AMC Boston Commons theater. Afterwards, I’ll be moderating a Q&A with director Duncan Jones. I anticipate mind-bendy, sci-fi fun for everyone involved!

We have 40 free passes to give away to tonight’s screening. Hit the jump for the details on how to get one. (P.S. for those of you who can’t make it all the way to Boston, Duncan Jones will also be in NYC tomorrow night for a Source Code screening at Lincoln Center. You’ll have to buy tickets to that one, though). Read More »