Apollo 18 is a found footage film where it is discovered that Apollo 17 was not the last trip man made to the moon, but there was rather one more trip, where aliens were discovered.
The alien’s name? Apollo Ohno. Cause there is ice on the moon, and he skates on it.
Apparently, Apollo 18 was a real mission that was canceled, but cause there are idiots out there who don’t believe we went to the moon, there are also apparently idiots who believe we went more times than we’ve led them to believe. Sorry, I keep saying idiots instead of Canadians. I’m just trying to get Oxford to make them synonyms in their next Thesaurus.
The found footage will be pieced together to explain why we never found out about the trip to the moon. So… aliens went to the moon, but never came to earth. Or perhaps they live there? Yeah. And they don’t have the technology to get to earth, but if they ever did… We’d be fucked. Especially Canada, who are closer to the moon because stupid people are taller.
The film is being produced by Timur Bekmambetov, and newcomer Gonzalo López just signed on to direct. What’s really interesting is that the film is set to come out next March, (for those of you reading this in the coming months, I’m writing this in late November) so he won’t have much time to film this. No casting, but there is a poster. In fact, there was a poster essentially at the same time the director was announced, meaning this isn’t really his project so much so as it’s Bekmambetov’s, but he’s too busy to film it himself, since he has a bajillion films slated to come out in the near future. (seriously, he’s currently reported to direct seven films, all between now and 2013. admittedly, one of them is Wanted 2, and that one is likely dead)
Who’s It For?
Hopefully R, but nothing has been shot yet, so who knows?
Movie Release Date
April 22, 2011.
Who’s In It?
No casting news yet.
First feature film for writer Brian Miller. What a sensual first name he has!
Cloverfield, Apollo 13, Monsters, District 9
What’s Good About It?
It could be cool, especially as the film is set in the 1970’s. I hope the spaceship has shag carpeting, or as it’s known in Canada, the only style of carpeting.
What’s Bad About It?
The film releases in a little over 3 months, and they just got a director. Not a lot of time if things need to be changed in the script.
Our Clever Prediction
Tough to say. Normally, I’d say this has a great chance of success, simply because of the story idea, but the fact that the film will be made so quickly has me worried. I know it’ll be low budget, which is a saving grace for the film, but I still feel that it’ll be unsuccessful, even with low expectations.