News: Moon Concept Designer To Direct The Sci-Fi Film Archive Starring Theo James

London based production company Independent will produce Archive, which will be the feature length debut for Gavin Rothery. Rothery was the concept designer for Duncan Jones sci-fi film Moon, also produced by Independent. Originally reported by Screendaily, Theo James (Divergent, Underworld: Blood Wars) will play a scientist that working on a human-equivalent android nearing a breakthrough. He has an ulterior motive of being reunited with his dead wife.
Laurie Rose (High-Rise) will be the cinematographer, Luc Roeg and Philip Herd will serve as producers, and Double Negative will handle the visual effects. Philip Herd of Independent said that:

“Sci-fi is at its most powerful when exploring the human condition through compelling high concepts and Gavin has created an incredibly soulful story that, when combined with his singular vision and Theo’s electric talent, add up to a film that will sit proudly amongst the best of the sci-fi canon.”

Andrew Orr from Independent’s sales division said that:

“Moon was one of those rare things in international sales – an original sci-fi concept, a director with a VFX background and a great actor at its heart – from its debut at Sundance, it was an instant cult classic that worked commercially – adored by cinema audiences and by critics.”

This is huge news for fans of Moon, which was an absolutely incredible piece of sci-fi work.