Apollo 18 Delayed Until 2012
03.31.11 by Ryan
The "found footage" sci-fi movie Apollo 18 quickly gained attention, especially after the release of the movie's first trailer, which shows "what really happened" on a 1973 space mission that NASA claims never happened at all. The trailer was seen over 4.3 million times in its first six days, prompting studio head Bob Weinstein to try and continue its success by telling Entertainment Weekly that all the footage is "real."
People intrinsically know there are secrets being held from us. Look at WikiLeaks: There are secrets that are really true to the world. It’s not bogus. We didn’t shoot anything. We found it. Found baby!
Initially scheduled for a March 4 release, the Weinstein Co. delayed the release of Apollo 18 until April 22. Now, the movie has been delayed again until January 6, 2012. No reason was given for the delay, though the culprit could be that the movie recently wrapped production on January 13 (or should we say it was found on January 13). That leaves eight months to peruse the movie's viral site to find more secret Apollo 18 documents.
Brian Miller wrote the script for Apollo 18, which was directed by Gonzalo López-Gallego in his English-language debut. Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) produced the movie.