In the Shadow of the Moon is an upcoming Netflix political thriller film directed by Jim Mickle based on a screenplay by Gregory Weidman and Geoff Tock. It will star Boyd Holbrook, Cleopatra Coleman, and Michael C. Hall. This film has its world premiere at Fantastic Fest in Austin in September 2019. It will be streaming on Netflix on September 27, 2019.
In the Shadow of the Moon is described as “a genre-bending psychological thriller that examines the power of time, and how its passing can either bring us together or tear us apart.” Boyd Holbrook will be seen as a Philadelphia police officer on the hunt for an elusive killer. As he struggles to figure out why a number of seemingly random people are being murdered for no clear reason, his investigation leads him down a dangerous path of obsession.
Here is the first look of In the Shadow of Moon
During an interview, Jim Mickle talked about how he’s been describing the film to friends, how it combines genres, the casting process with Netflix and pulling off different time periods on a limited budget.
When Jim mickle asked about how will you describe the film to friends, then he said that-“I have been describing the film as a 1980’s Philadelphia murder mystery, that unravels into a genre mashup about obsession. And the less you know about it going in, the better”.
He said about combining of genres that- “I read a lot, I see a ton of movies, as we all do. I get very bored and kind of jaded by going into something, knowing the genre, or having what’s advertised already in mind. There’s sort of a boring inevitability to that. I made a movie called Cold in July based on a novel that just completely reinvented itself, as I read it I just had a feeling like I didn’t really know what I was reading. I didn’t know if it was a heist, a family drama, comedy, it just kept redefining what it was every 20 pages or so. It was never broadcasted to you, you had to decide as you read. It felt like growing up and falling in love with movies for the first time. I had that feeling again for this film and wanted to maintain it.
When the director talked about the casting process with Netflix he said- “Netflix definitely has their people that really work on the service, which is fascinating, but in this case, we brought our list of favorites and it happened to also be Netflix’s favorites. That was a very smooth process, and everyone we were in love with also fell right in line with what was right for Netflix”.
The interviewer asked a question to Jim, “When the film takes place over different time periods, and you didn’t have a Marvel sized budget. What were you most nervous about being able to pull off before filming began?” then, Jim said that I think the biggest thing was the makeup. We have a bunch of actors that age decade in the film and there’s nothing worse than bad aged makeup, especially when you’re doing a drama and trying to sell the emotions of the characters. Fortunately, we had a makeup artist named Jordan Samuel and a hairstylist, Paula Fleet, who worked on The Shape of Water, that really took over the whole aging concept and did it in such a smart way. Also a really kind of subtle way with prosthetics that gave the actors room to run. Boyd actually even wore some weights and had weights in his shoes to progress his character through years of his life. Michael was the opposite, we had him start off a little heavier, and they took the prosthetics away as he got older. It was all very cool to watch.