David Bowie’s son directs new sci-fi movie

'MOON' was inspired by 'Blade Runner'

David Bowie‘s son Duncan Jones has directed hotly-tipped new science fiction movie ‘MOON’, set to be released this summer.

Already an accomplished film-maker, Jones – known in his youth as Zowie Bowie – recruited ‘Skins’ actress Kaya Scodelario to feature in the film, his first feature-length movie.

Sam Rockwell also features, while Kevin Spacey appears as the voice of a computer. The space thriller was produced by Stuart Fenegan and Trudie Styler, wife of Sting.

‘MOON’ sees Rockwell‘s character as a lone worker on a moonbase set up to extract fuel for fusion-powered generators back on Earth.

Jones said of the movie in a statement: “People who appreciate science fiction want the best for the world, but they understand that there is an education to be had by investigating the worst of what might happen.

“That’s why ‘Blade Runner’ was so brilliant; it used the future to make us look at basic human qualities from a fresh perspective. Empathy. Humanity. How do you define these things? I wanted to address those questions.”

A firm release date for ‘MOON’ is yet to be finalised.