WB & Akiva Goldsman Snag High Concept Drama 'Dark Moon'
by Ethan Anderton
October 18, 2010
As Michael Bay sets his sights on our lunar satellite with the blockbuster sequel Transformers: The Dark of the Moon, Warner Bros. and Akiva Goldsman's Weed Road production banner have picked up a different moon-centric story with Dark Moon. The spec script drama from writer/director Olatunde Osunsanmi (The Fourth Kind) focuses on the concept that manned moon missions did not stop with Apollo 17 in 1972. Taking a "found footage" route, the film reveals a black ops post-Apollo mission sent to the moon to explore previously classified discoveries and its unintended and disturbing consequences. Sounds pretty kick-ass.
Though the found-footage concept ha kinda started to lose its edge, the concept itself is certainly an intriguing one. Osunsanmi did some interesting work by mixing real events with fiction for The Fourth Kind even if the movie didn't exactly hit the mark, so it's got some potential. There's plenty of great conspiracy theories to be fueled by the film, and outer space, even as nearby as our moon, still holds many mysteries. For now though, it's unclear whether Dark Moon will be Osunsanmi's next directing gig since he's also attached to helm The Commuter for Gold Circle films.We'll keep you posted as this project develops. Interested?