Sam Rockwell Moon Movie Synopsis

Sam Rockwell - Moon MovieThanks to IMDb, we’ve got a better synopsis of the movie Moon, upcoming sci-fi movie starring directed by Duncan Jones (David Bowie’s son) and starring Sam Rockwell:

Moon Movie Directed by Duncan Jones

Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) is nearing the end of his contract with Lunar. He’s been a faithful employee for 3 long years. His home has been Sarang, a moon base where he has spent his days alone, mining Helium 3. The precious gas holds the key to reversing the Earth’s energy crisis.

Isolated, determined and steadfast, Sam has followed the rulebook obediently and his time on the moon has been enlightening, but uneventful. The solitude has given him time to reflect on the mistakes of his past and work on his raging temper. He does his job mechanically, and spends most of his available time dreaming of his imminent return to Earth, to his wife, young daughter and an early retirement.

But 2 weeks shy of his departure from Sarang, Sam starts seeing things, hearing things and feeling strange. And when a routine extraction goes horribly wrong, he discovers that Lunar have their own plans for replacing him and the new recruit is eerily familiar.

Before he can return to Earth, Sam has to confront himself and the discovery that the life he has created, may not be his own. It’s more than his contract that is set to expire.


I don’t think that Moon will be a sci-fi movie abusing of CGI effects and other artificial twist: judging from the synopsis and the pictures released so far it looks like an old school sci-fi movie. It will be refreshing to have a real sci-fi plot for once!

2 Responses - “Sam Rockwell Moon Movie Synopsis”

  1. Anthem

    This movie, looks amazing… It’s funny how in 40 years, we haven’t been “back” to the moon or the dark side of it.

    This movie is classic sci-fi. The way it ought to be…

  2. Garrthur

    This looks very “2001, A Space Odyssey”-ish, judging from the trailer. I hope it’s more than the standard isolated guy, bad corporation, bad computer sort of story. I’ve seen lots of those. Good sci-fi, in my opinion, has new and interesting ideas and is more than a standard story set in space, often with a lot of scientific principles completely ignored.

    In response to the previous comment, it is amazing that we haven’t been back to the moon in 40 years. But the moon doesn’t have a dark side. All of the moon gets sunlight during a month. It does have a far side that we don’t see from earth and a near side that we do see.