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?
Reader Feedback - 15 Comments
Will Michael Bay blow up the moon?
CCavins on Oct 18, 2010
did you read the article?
sig on Oct 18, 2010
sorry but i aint interested since Akiva Goldsman is involved. are WB stupid they need to get rid of Akiva Goldsman big time
tazz on Oct 18, 2010
This actually sounds pretty cool. I hope they don't screw this up though, and have it be something stupid like we find the Soviets have been there all along. Yeah, there's a plot out there with that exact idea.
Connor on Oct 18, 2010
tir na nog on Oct 18, 2010
I wonder if they'll uncover The Man on the Moon? Always wondered if he really existed.
Klo on Oct 18, 2010
i'm interested in this story. the "found footage" angle?..........i'm not so sure about - but i'm hopeful.
beavis on Oct 18, 2010
I notice all this time watching 1 & 2. Where is the energon cube? Did it ever mention?
HanDsomepig on Oct 18, 2010
nar that plot is that Nazis had base on the moon.. learn your facts your a tall noob
Connor is a noob on Oct 19, 2010
Yep ahm doon, I hope it isn't made of cheese when they get up there.
Crapola on Oct 19, 2010
I bet they will find some badass alliens on the Moon...
Drived on Oct 19, 2010
Fox on Oct 19, 2010
...or dig up a mysterious monolith...
az on Oct 19, 2010
I wonder if it was inspired by or is related to this supposedly "true" story from 2007: http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/luna/esp_luna_36e.htm APOLLO 20: An American-Soviet Classified Mission For An Abandoned Alien Ship On The Moon? A lot of odd footage has been released on Youtube, but it is generally considered to be an obvious hoax.
John Henning on Oct 19, 2010
@Connor is a noob guy - Actually, there's a script about how the US goes in 1970 and finds Russia has been there the entire time. I'm not talking about the Polish movie that's being made that could be kinda cool. Don't be such an idiot.
Connor on Oct 19, 2010
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