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Star Wars crew create Moon props

David Bowie's movie-making son has revealed he enlisted teams from Alien and Star Wars to sprinkle magic space dust on his debut film.

Duncan Jones, whose moody first film Moon has received rave reviews, assembled a team to create the space vehicles which was headed by veteran model-maker Bill Pearson.

Pearson, of Shepperton Studios, worked on the models of the space freighter Nostromo in 1979 film Alien.

Duncan, previously known as Zowie Bowie, told the August issue of The Word magazine: "Bill's team was like that old Ripping Yarns episode Golden Gordon where he gets all the old footballers together. We had a guy there who worked on R2D2.

"It was an amazing crew of old-timers and the work was fantastic. Some of these incredibly talented guys don't get to work together any more."

Sci-fi movie Moon stars Sam Rockwell and features the voice of Kevin Spacey, who agreed to appear after the movie had been filmed.

Duncan joked that one day his work would overshadow his rock star dad's achievements, saying: "One day people will say 'Oh yeah, Duncan Jones .. do you remember who his dad was?"


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