Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego Now Helming Bekmambetov's 'Apollo 18'
It's been just over a week since we heard about the secretive new project Apollo 18 from producer Timur Bekmambetov and the production has already had a change of the guard. When we first heard about the project, freshman director Trevor Caewood was attached to direct it, but now Deadline is reporting that Spanish filmmaker Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego has now taken over the project. Apparently the director has a good relationship with Bob Weinstein since Dimension released his film King of the Hill, and The Weinstein Company is behind Apollo 18, the connected dots pretty much explains the shift behind the camera.
Previously, we found out the film would employ the recently popular "found footage" narrative device to highlight the Apollo 18 mission to the moon. The catch, in this case, is that the famed mission apparently never took place, but this film presupposed that the urban legend is true and Apollo 18 stumbled upon something that NASA and the government have kept secret for years. Apparently the film is on a tight schedule in order to meet their set release date of March 4, 2011. The project already caused the demise of Roland Emmerich's The Zone and shook up Warner Bros. Dark Moon project, so hopefully Apollo 18 delivers. Still interested?