The first day of filming on the new Danny Boyle/Alex Garland film is a mere week away. Everyone is busy with the finishing touches on the sets, the costumes, the make-up and the graphics. For the past week, the actors have been in rehearsals and have had talks from biologists, astro-physicists and an astronaut. This week, along with another talk by a physicist, they will be doing some flight training where they will each get to fly a plane and experience Zero G. They’ve also been watching loads of sci-fi and space films, including ‘Alien’, ‘The Right Stuff’ and ‘For All Mankind’. By the time they start to film next week they will be regular space nuts.
Along with working on the website, I will be bringing you a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film including exclusive interviews, photos and video. We’re all going a bit space crazy here, so no doubt there will be quite a lot about the science behind the film as well. You will also be hearing directly from several of the people involved in the production… right now, however, they are working flat out getting ready to make what we’re hoping could be the sci-fi film we’ve all be waiting for since… ‘Alien’? ‘Silent Running’? ‘2001’?