Producer Timur Bekmambetov and the Weinstein Company hired Director Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego to work on Apollo 18, an upcoming science-fiction thriller. The film is exploiting the found-footage concept, bu transposed to space: the story is indeed based on "lost recordings" from Apollo 18's mysterious mission to the Moon. The film is set to be released on march 4, 2011.
Here's a first teaser poster of the movie Apollo 18:
(Click on the poster to enlarge.)
There's a reason if we've never gone back to the moon.
"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."
Harvey Weinstein wants us to believe that the whole isn't just a well-constructed marketing operation:
I've been to the official site, and I heard a beep that reminds of the beep in this fake video which has been online since 2008:
Apollo 20 EBE Mona Lisa TV Unscheduled Transmission
I wonder if the story of the movie Apollo 18 was inspired by the above video and if it will be as creepy...
Anyway, more details about the movie Apollo 18 soon!