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Release Date: TBA
Genres: Science Fiction, Thriller
Production Phase: In Development
Studio: Warner Bros. Production Company: Weed Road Pictures
Who's Making It: Olatunde Osunsanmi (Director), Olatunde Osunsanmi (Screenwriter), Akiva Goldsman (Producer),
Premise: The public believes that we stopped visiting the moon with Apollo 17. In fact, there was another secret manned moon mission sent afterward to explore and bring back something -- something that we shouldn't have... More »
Thursday, November 11, 2010
In a story published by The Hollywood Reporter, we learn that Warner Bros. dropped its plans to make Dark Moon shortly after word broke of a competing "found footage" sci-fi project called Apollo 18. Now, however, it seems that Dark Castle Pictures is stepping in to make the movie.
According to THR, two Dark Castle executives are fans of the Dark Moon screenplay and want to see it get made. The execs took it to their boss, Joel Silver, who OK'ed their idea for Dark Castle to finance the picture. As Dark Castle negotiates with Warner Bros. to assume financial control of Dark Moon, Dark Castle is drawing up early plans for director Olatunde Osunsanmi to begin filming his movie this winter. Even if that plan holds fast it's all but assured that the competing Apollo 18 movie will reach theaters first in March 2011.- The Hollywood Reporter. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Monday, October 18, 2010
Olatunde Osunsanmi, the writer and director of The Fourth Kind, has had his spec script Dark Moon bought by Warner Bros. Jonah Hex producer Akiva Goldsman will produce the thriller via his Weed Road production company.
Osunsanmi's story poses that the manned lunar program continued on past Apollo 17 and that the astronauts sent there found something disturbing. The director plans to make his movie as if he has found lost material showing what the discovery was and why it must be kept a secret.
Perhaps Osunsanmi was inspired to draw his material from a number of videos uploaded to YouTube a few years ago by a user named "retiredafb". The original owner of the videos claimed to be an astronaut on Apollo 20, and that his crew's mission was to film a crashed UFO on the surface of the moon, explore the ruins of an ancient city found on the surface and bring back a preserved extraterrestrial body from the crashed ship.
Copies of the videos can still be found on YouTube, like this one which shows the body of the alien, but the owner eventually deleted them from YouTube and then uploaded them to a Revver account. Nearly all who have investigated the Apollo 20 videos believe that they are fake. The original creator has never stepped forward to reveal his true identity or the reason why he created the provocative videos.
- The Hollywood Reporter, YouTube. Comment on this Scoop (0)