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Interview: 'A Single Shot' Star Sam Rockwell Talks His Favorite Genre Films, Marvel Movies, Duncan Jones' 'Mute' & More

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 19, 2013 5:20 PM
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Sam Rockwell is one of those actors whose mere presence in a movie can elicit excitement for a project that could have otherwise easily been written off. No matter what he's in – if it's big budget nonsense like "Charlie's Angels" or something like Duncan Jones' moody, micro-budget "Moon" – Rockwell is sure to turn in a performance that's downright electric (or electrified, maybe). His newest film is "A Single Shot," which opens this weekend (read our review). A twisty, turny film noir about a down-on-his-luck hunter who makes a fatally wrong shot, killing a young woman in the woods, Rockwell is as intense as he usually is goofy, his manic energy turned inward, for a kind of bottled fury. It's quite a performance, especially considering the fine actors he's surrounded by (William H. Macy, Jeffrey Wright and Jason Isaacs are among his costars).

Duncan Jones Explains Why His Sci-Fi Film 'Mute' Is Such A Difficult Movie To Make

  • By Cory Everett
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  • March 27, 2011 8:05 AM
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Lead Character Won't Speak At All In Film -- Hence The TitleWith his sophomore effort "Source Code" set to open Friday, director Duncan Jones is in the midst of some serious press promotion rounds. The filmmaker is currently traveling around the country to introduce advanced screenings of the sci-fi actioneer everywhere from SXSW (where we first caught the film) to last Friday at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens. After the screening, Jones was asked about the status of his long gestating film "Mute," which was recently announced to be made into a graphic novel. Jones gave a variation on the same answer he's been giving recently, but explained exactly why his future noir is a very difficult film to find financing for, even getting into a few minor spoilers, but as our subhead suggests, the title of the film -- and the semi-known logline -- does tend to give things away a bit.

SXSW: Duncan Jones Calls 'Mute' His 'Don Quixote' & Talks About His Next Cityscape Sci-Fi Project

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 12, 2011 9:58 AM
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Calls His Next Film "Big Sprawling Fun"SXSW is underway which means we'll be spending the next week or so in Austin catching movies, talking with talent and trying to find space for beer and BBQ somewhere in the there. The festival kicked off last night with Duncan Jones' highly anticipated follow-up to "Moon," the time looping thriller "Source Code." It was received quite well from audiences who hit the screening last night and today and the director and cast ran the press gauntlet answering questions about the film. Naturally, with news arriving just before the festival that the director's long-gestating dream project "Mute" was headed the graphic novel route, the helmer fielded questions about the film as well as plans for a big, expansive follow-up to "Source Code."

Duncan Jones To Turn 'Mute' Into A Graphic Novel; Says City Based Sci-Fi Film Will Be Next Project

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 11, 2011 4:12 AM
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Back in January, the seeds of doubt surrounding Duncan Jones' ambitious sci-fi flick "Mute" began to sprout into something more. In an interview he noted that reception to his movie was pretty cool and it was proving hard to get off the ground.

Duncan Jones Says Sci-Fi Project 'Mute' Is "In Limbo," 'Blade Runner' Homage Next

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 17, 2011 9:51 AM
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"Moon" Director Says Long-Gestating Sci-Fi Mystery Is Being Shelved For Now, Instead Will Come A "Future City" FilmLast we checked in with Duncan Jones, life was good. His sophomore effort “Source Code,” starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga and Jeffrey Wright had been announced as the opening night film of the 2011 SXSW Film Festival and the world seemed to be his oyster. The director, who landed loudly on the cinematic map with his haunting and modest sci-fi debut, "Moon," looked to have two projects brewing as a follow-up to "Source Code," which hits theaters later this year on April 15th. One was called a completely unknown project and one was "Mute," a "Blade Runner"-esque sci-fi mystery about a mute bartender who goes up against his futuristic city's gangsters in an effort to find out what happened to his missing girlfriend.

Duncan Jones Juggling Two Projects As Potential Follow Up To 'Source Code'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • December 20, 2010 2:58 AM
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'Blade Runner'-Inspired Berlin-Set Project 'Mute' One Of The Two, No Longer Attached To 'Escape From The Deep'With his sophomore effort "Source Code" starring Jake Gyllenhaal set as the opening night film at SXSW before hitting theaters on April 15th, Duncan Jones is evidently wasting no time, already putting the pieces together for his next feature film.

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