Just hours after news broke that Roland Emmerich’s The Zone had been cancelled, presumably because of similar project Apollo 18, Heat Vision says that the latter film has claimed another victim, although this time around there’s a better outcome.
The Weinstein Company announced this weekend that Apollo 18 would be produced by Timur Bekmambetov and would be released in March. Set to be shot documentary style, the film unearths lost footage from Apollo 18’s undocumented and covert mission to the moon, revealing disturbing new evidence of other life forms.
Warner Bros. Pictures was moving forward with the Akiva Goldsman-produced Dark Moon, another “found footage” sci-fi film written and directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi. The film follows a black ops mission sent to explore previously classified lunar discoveries after Apollo 17.
When Apollo 18 was announced, Warner Bros. reportedly dropped the project. The film, however, has now been picked up by Dark Castle, which will finance and start filming this project this winter. Ironically, Dark Castle has a distribution deal with Warner Bros., which will still bring the movie to theaters.