‘Apollo 18’ Trailer #2 Keeps More Secrets

Looks like someone decided that the first Apollo 18 trailer, released months ago (before the film was delayed multiple times) gave away far too much backstory. The new theatrical trailer omits some of the history that opened the first trailer, such as the fact that Apollo 17 was the last ‘official’ mission, and also quite a bit of other detail. Instead it just sets up a scenario in which a couple astronauts on the moon discover something dangerous. Check the new, shorter trailer below. Read More »

No, that’s not a typo. For the fifth time, The Weinstein Company has moved the release of their space-based found footage film Apollo 18. When the calendar was last updated, the Timur Bekmambetov-produced film was scheduled for release August 26. However, with another horror film currently on that date (Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark with Katie Holmes and Guy Pierce) they’ve now pushed Apollo 18 back to September 2 where it’ll compete with Shark Night 3D. I wouldn’t be surprised if it moved again. Thanks to Box Office Mojo for the info and check out our previous article to recap the other release dates.

Most space shuttle launches have a countdown to blast off but Apollo 18 seems to be counting up towards its release. The Timur Bekmambetov-produced, Moon-based, found footage horror film is now the proud owner of four release dates and counting. It was first supposed to be released in March. From there it was moved to April, then January 2012 and now it’s back in 2011. Dimension Films has rescheduled Apollo 18 for a August 26 launch.

But isn’t there already a big time horror movie scheduled for that date? Not anymore. In response to Dimension’s move, New Line has pushed up Final Destination 5 a few weeks to August 12.

Thanks to Bloody Disgusting for the heads up. Click here for more info on Apollo 18 and here for more on Final Destination 5.

Fans who were anxiously anticipating the Timur Bekmambetov-produced found footage horror film Apollo 18, scheduled for release April 22 (which itself was already a shift) are in for about eight months of disappointment. The Weinstein Company has bumped the film to January 6, 2012. They also bumped Piranha 3DD from September 16 to November 23, while adding dates for Our Idiot Brother (which was called My Idiot Brother when we loved it at Sundance) and I Don’t Know How She Does It. The former, starring Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks and Zooey Deschanel  will be released August 26 and the latter, starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Pierce Brosnan and Kelsey Grammar among others will take Piranha‘s date, September 16.

Speculate why TWC made these moves after the jump. Read More »

We thought global warming was heating up the planet, but really it’s Hollywood. They’re making it summer all year long. The first weekend of May is generally considered the beginning of the summer movie season but, as those three months got more and more crowded, that date slowly crept into late April. Now, 2011 changes that like never before.

So many potential blockbusters staked their claim on prime May, June and July 2011 release dates, in some cases, years in advance, Hollywood was forced to change its thinking more than usual. For the next two months, each and every weekend has at least one or two films that, in the past, would have easily been considered summer blockbusters and it all begins this Friday, March 4. So, is it crazy to say that the summer of 2011 begins in March? We don’t think so. Look at the list of films opening between this week and Thor on May 6 and tell us that, in almost any other year, these movies would not be considered summer blockbusters. Read More »

‘Apollo 18’ Trailer

Dimension Films have released the movie trailer for Gonzalo López-Gallego‘s sci-fi horror thrillerApollo 18, a film about “the real mission to space in the 1970’s that was canceled by NASA.” Produced by Night Watch/Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov, the subtitle on the movie poster is “There’s a Reason We’ve Never Gone Back To The Moon.” NASA insists that Apollo 18 never happened but some conspiracy theorists believe that the Department of Defense and NASA launched a covert mission to the moon in 1972. Bob Weinstein cam aboard to finance the film after Bekmambetov showed him footage that was supposedly shot by the Apollo 18 crew.

Looks creepy, and the first person perspective stuff reads almost like Paranormal Activity meets Alien, but set on the moon. Watch the trailer embedded after the jump. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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Considering Apollo 18 had a release date before it had a director, and that release date was four months away, it’s not that big of a shock that the Timur Bekmambetov-produced film has been moved from its original March 4 release date. What’s more surprising is that it only moved back a month, to April 22. The film, which is a found footage tale about a secret moon mission which resulted in an alien encounter, is directed by Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego.

In other release date news, the rise of Tom Hardy continues this year as his new film Warrior, directed by Gavin O’Connor (Pride and Glory, Miracle), will hit theaters on September 9. Read more about that film after the jump. Read More »

Movie Poster: ‘Apollo 18’

You know a movie is high concept when it can be sold with a set of footprints. The Weinstein Company just released a teaser one-sheet for Apollo 18, their found footage sci-fi thriller produced by Timur Bekmambetov and directed by Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego. Featuring the tagline “There’s a reason we’ve never gone back to the Moon,” the poster features an astronaut footprint next to an alien footprint, simply and effectively telling the whole story. That story, of course, is about a secret moon mission which resulted in an alien encounter. It’s The Blair Witch Project plus Alien rolled into Apollo 13. The film only recently hit our radar with its sale and director attachment. Still, it’s set for near immediate release on March 4. Check out the full poster after the jump. Read More »

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The found-footage sci-fi film Apollo 18 started to make waves when it was picked up at the American Film Market by the Weinstein Company. Produced by Timur Bekmambetov, the film purports to tell the story of a moon mission undertaken in secret. The mission led to an alien encounter, and the ‘found-footage’ aspect would see the story played out through footage supposedly shot by the astronauts.

Trevor Cawood was too direct, but now Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego (who made El rey de la montaña, aka King of the Hill) has stepped in and will helm the picture instead. Read More »