Weinstein’s set release date for alien thriller
Timur Bekmambetov is overseeing a sci-fi/thriller called Apollo 18 that’s well into production with Trevor Caewood directing.
Deadline reports the film was picked up by The Weinstein Company at the American Film Market and we can expect to see the film in theaters as soon as March 4, 2011.
What’s it about? It’s a “found footage” entry about the Apollo 18 mission that was nixed by NASA in the ’70s. But the mission wasn’t canceled at all, says the film, and alien creepiness ensued when NASA’s crew went into space.
One has to wonder what Warner Bros. thinks of all of this. The studio is moving ahead on Dark Moon with The Fourth Kind‘s Olatunde Osunsanmi. That film is also presents “found footage” narrative about Apollo 17 and the terror that came about from that mission.