New Poster for Found Footage Sci-Fi Thriller Apollo 18
12.30.10 by Ryan
"Found footage" horror movies have found plenty of success lately, notably Paranormal Activity and [REC], and Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov is getting into the act by producing Apollo 18, a "found footage" sci-fi movie which explores an "alien-on-the-moon" scenarios as the reason why the Apollo 18 mission was canceled. A viral site went online dedicated to "the mystery surrounding the Apollo missions, and why man hasn’t returned to the moon in nearly 40 years" and plenty of other conspiracy theories mixed with history to intrigue readers.
A new poster has been released for the movie, which THR reports started shooting on Dec. 20 in Vancouver, Canada. Gonzalo López-Gallego is making his English-language directorial debut with the production, which will wrap on Jan. 13, 2011, for a March 4, 2011, release date, in what must be the quickest turnaround ever produced.
Brian Miller wrote the screenplay for the movie, which won the inaugural Astana International Action Film Festival, a competition founded by Bekmambetov. Updates can be found on the movie's official site. A trailer should be forthcoming.