Duncan Jones Goes Back To Space And Model Effects For A New Commercial

There was a teaser clip uploaded to YouTube before Christmas promising something at 8.15pm on Sunday 8th January for viewers of ITV. Earlier today, Duncan Jones shared a link to that tease on twitter, immediately linking himself to it.

A quick check of the schedules revealed that 8.15 was part way through the run-time of Dancing on Ice, and that really didn’t seem like something Duncan Jones would be hyping. Obviously this was going to be a new commercial.

And so it was, and here it is:

Nicely done. I was most amused by the use of Tubular Bells once I saw who the client was, and as the concept for the ad came clear.

Shortly after the ad aired, Jones tweeted the following:

[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/ManMadeMoon/status/156116826076618756″]

There is quite a lot miniature work in the ad, mixed with the CG and good old fashioned live action.

Jones is an admitted fan of Gilliam’s Brazil and you’ll see similarities in the look of his green model landscape here, not to mention the reveal that we’re looking at a small-scale scene in a glass case. How could I not be charmed by that?

Vice Magazine’s Top Ten Comics Of All Time

Can You Read The Preview To Van Jensen and Pete Woods’ Cryptocracy? Or Will They Get You First?

The Walking Dead Red Nose Day Special Includes Jeff Goldblum

Retailers Upping Their Advance Reorders For DC Rebirth And Black Panther Across The Line

Extended Looks At Khadgar And Lothar From Warcraft

David Tennant Doesn’t Know If Killgrave Is Coming Back

100683_550x814

Stories Are Important In Neil Gaiman: Dream Dangerously Trailer

Ch-Ch-Changes – Surprise! Pasquale Qualano Is Drawing Your Comic…

id4-gallery5

Brent Spiner Explains Why The Aliens Are Screaming In Independence Day: Resurgence Clip

Stewart Lee On Dan Abnett And Not Writing