The film, which marks the feature directorial debut of Duncan Jones (formerly known as Zowie Bowie), stars Sam Rockwell.
Moon is being made through London-based production outfit Liberty Films. The producers are Stuart Fenegan, Nicky Moss and Trudie Styler, whoseXingu Films is co-producing.
Liberty financed the development of the project and raised much of the equity in the film before Limelight came on board as majority financier. UK-based sales company Independent will be handling international sales.
The film is set in the near future, and follows the story of a man isolated on a moon base, who is lonely but not alone.
There is already strong distributor interest in Moon. Jones, who is musician David Bowie's son, already had an established career directing well-received commercials (also made through Liberty) for such brands as French Connection and Heinz.
'Silent Running, Alien and Outland were three of the touchstones for the film,' Jones commented of the influence of classic '70s sci-fi on Moon.
Jones wrote the original story and Liberty then hired Nathan Parker to write the screenplay. Jones and Parker are both represented by Independent Talent Group (formerly ICM London).
'Duncan Jones is a very exciting director who brings with him a wealth of experience from his award winning commercials background. His hip visual style coupled with the sci-fi and thriller story will appeal to mainstream audiences everywhere,' said Abigail Walsh of Independent. 'Moon is also more than just a sci-fi film; it also has an intelligent and warm heart personified by the extremely versatile and magnetic Sam Rockwell.'