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The poster for Apollo 18 says there's a reason we've never gone back to the moon

Nov. 23, 2010by: Dave Davis

As I mentioned a couple of weeks back, there's a new race to the moon and the Weinsteins seem hellbent on getting there first.

Their "found footage" sci-fi project APOLLO 18 already has a poster and a release date of March 4, 2011 -- which gives just-assigned director Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego (who replaced FX guy Trevor Cawood) a little over three months to slap a feature film together so Dimension can thrust it into theaters. Timur Bekmambetov (WANTED) is producing (rapidly).

Here's the deal: "A quintessential Cold War story, Apollo 18 casts light on the covert and undocumented lunar mission that officially “never happened.” Bekmambetov, hired by Russia to shoot a documentary about the Russian space station, recently came across footage in its space archives that bolsters the idea that an Apollo 18 mission did, in fact, take place, and reveals startling evidence of extraterrestrial life forms. This actual footage will be part of Apollo 18, a paranormal thriller that will interpolate fact and fiction."

The project is hustling to the launch pad to beat Joel Silver's similarly themed DARK MOON.

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Extra Tidbit: This speedy turnaround: real guerrilla filmmaking, or desperate Weinsteins cash-grab?
Source: Dimension

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12:05PM on 11/26/2010

Interesting:)

This seems rather interesting. All i can say for now. Lets hope its a gritty thriller.
This seems rather interesting. All i can say for now. Lets hope its a gritty thriller.
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10:45PM on 11/24/2010
Seems like a cool concept but I'm seriously getting tired of this gimmick.
Seems like a cool concept but I'm seriously getting tired of this gimmick.
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8:56PM on 11/24/2010
This actually looks like a lot of fun, I hope it doesn't suck balls like Skyline did.
This actually looks like a lot of fun, I hope it doesn't suck balls like Skyline did.
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8:48PM on 11/24/2010
This sounds good to me, slightly off topic I enjoyed the Tom Hanks apollo 13 movie but ive looked and looked and I cannot find part 1-12 anywhere, have they not been released on DVD
This sounds good to me, slightly off topic I enjoyed the Tom Hanks apollo 13 movie but ive looked and looked and I cannot find part 1-12 anywhere, have they not been released on DVD
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3:05PM on 11/24/2010
So no one has learned anything from Skyline? You cannot rush out an alien invasion/alien horror film. Cash grab indeed.
So no one has learned anything from Skyline? You cannot rush out an alien invasion/alien horror film. Cash grab indeed.
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11:45AM on 11/24/2010
For the tidbit, I'd say it's a little from column A, but mostly column B. Interesting enough premise, although it'll just let Joel Silver produce (hopefully) a better movie.
For the tidbit, I'd say it's a little from column A, but mostly column B. Interesting enough premise, although it'll just let Joel Silver produce (hopefully) a better movie.
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9:47AM on 11/24/2010
At least it sounds better than Skyline.
At least it sounds better than Skyline.
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8:53AM on 11/24/2010

sigh

"This actual footage will be part of Apollo 18, a paranormal thriller that will interpolate fact and fiction"

Feeding off idiots everywhere!
"This actual footage will be part of Apollo 18, a paranormal thriller that will interpolate fact and fiction"

Feeding off idiots everywhere!
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8:32AM on 11/24/2010

Oh, THERE'S a reason why we've never gone back to the moon...

It's because

THE RENT IS TOO... DAMN... HIGH!!!
It's because

THE RENT IS TOO... DAMN... HIGH!!!
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5:32AM on 11/24/2010

The script is terrible.

You can find the script online...or by tracing thru the film festival it was purchased from for the development deal. The script is un-engaging, un-original, and worst of all just STRAIGHT-UP boring. It should have gone DTV or to the SYFY channel, if anywhere.
You can find the script online...or by tracing thru the film festival it was purchased from for the development deal. The script is un-engaging, un-original, and worst of all just STRAIGHT-UP boring. It should have gone DTV or to the SYFY channel, if anywhere.
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2:19AM on 11/24/2010

Dammit.

THREE MONTHS to do all this? I'll still hold onto some hope, but right now Mars Needs Moms has me more interested, and I'd rather shit a moon rock than see that nonsense.
THREE MONTHS to do all this? I'll still hold onto some hope, but right now Mars Needs Moms has me more interested, and I'd rather shit a moon rock than see that nonsense.
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12:26AM on 11/24/2010
is this a sequel to Apollo 13 with Tom Hanks? i totally missed 14 - 17.
is this a sequel to Apollo 13 with Tom Hanks? i totally missed 14 - 17.
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4:38AM on 11/24/2010
You seem to also have missed the 12 movies before. :)
You seem to also have missed the 12 movies before. :)
11:33PM on 11/23/2010
It was only a matter of time before they remade Moon Trap.
It was only a matter of time before they remade Moon Trap.
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11:30PM on 11/23/2010

I want to see the shit out of this,

I might hate all of these found footage movies. But this one has a legitimately interesting plot.
I might hate all of these found footage movies. But this one has a legitimately interesting plot.
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10:51PM on 11/23/2010
They met friendly raptors on space?
They met friendly raptors on space?
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10:10PM on 11/23/2010

I'll admit...

I got a chuckle from the poster art. We never went back to the moon... cause some astronaut stepped on some alien's toes.
I got a chuckle from the poster art. We never went back to the moon... cause some astronaut stepped on some alien's toes.
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10:51PM on 11/23/2010
"We come in peace--ow! You stepped on my big toe! What the fuck man?! Oh it is so on now you filthy human!"
"We come in peace--ow! You stepped on my big toe! What the fuck man?! Oh it is so on now you filthy human!"
10:59PM on 11/23/2010
Haha.
Haha.
11:22PM on 11/23/2010
Hilarious. What I find funny is that the alien and astronaut feet are facing each other. That means that it's not like the alien snuck up on the human, they actually saw each other and walked up to each other till they're practically bumping chests. Yeah, real scary.
Hilarious. What I find funny is that the alien and astronaut feet are facing each other. That means that it's not like the alien snuck up on the human, they actually saw each other and walked up to each other till they're practically bumping chests. Yeah, real scary.
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10:02PM on 11/23/2010
It's a shame because this sounds like it could be one hellofa movie. But with newbies and a short film time....not holding my breath.
It's a shame because this sounds like it could be one hellofa movie. But with newbies and a short film time....not holding my breath.
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9:53PM on 11/23/2010
Wait, they have a release date and a poster for a movie that hasn't even started shooting and they've given the first time director 3 months to slap something together. Yeah, I'm sure there will be a lot of passion and energy put into this film. To bad too because the plot actually sounds interesting.
Wait, they have a release date and a poster for a movie that hasn't even started shooting and they've given the first time director 3 months to slap something together. Yeah, I'm sure there will be a lot of passion and energy put into this film. To bad too because the plot actually sounds interesting.
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11:06PM on 11/23/2010
Mr.Oldman, you are just full of wisdom.
Mr.Oldman, you are just full of wisdom.
3:28AM on 11/24/2010
Thank You very much. :)
Thank You very much. :)
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