was first introduced to Duncan Jones’ Moon via recommendation by a few buddies of mine, but what really caught my attention was this unused promotional poster for the film I stumbled upon while searching for movie listings & release dates. I’ve tried searching for who produced this poster, and I’ve even tried searching for a higher res version, but unfortunately I’ve come up empty handed. I know the official Moon poster that has been circulating around is strikingly similar, but when I did side-by-side comparisons, this one totally owns it. I especially love that bold Moon type, and the Lunar Industries logo on the left. It’s unfortunate that this wasn’t used for the film, but overall, the film looks amazing.
As far as the design direction & synopsis for the film is concerned, there’s no denying (as some have pointed out) that there are some striking resemblances to 2001: A Space Odyssey, but that only goes as far as the isolation of the main character, Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell), and his monotone, synthetic companion, Gerty. Everything else seems to be a refreshing throwback to classic science fiction with a modern twist. Most definitely an original story.