Creepy First Poster for Timur Bekmambetov's 'Apollo 18' Appears
by Alex Billington
November 23, 2010
I had a feeling this was coming soon. When it was announced that The Weinstein Company would be behind the Timur Bekmambetov produced found-footage sci-fi project called Apollo 18 about a moon landing that "never took place," they already set it for an early March 4th, 2011 release, even though I don't think they have even filmed it yet. So with a date that soon, I knew TWC would be teasing it early, and here we go. IGN debuted the teaser poster for Apollo 18, being directed by Gonzalo López, and as expected there's quite a bit of creepiness that comes with it. That tagline and that damn footprint or whatever it is. Check this out!
Apollo 18 will be shot found-footage style, depicting "lost" recordings from Apollo 18's mysterious mission to the lunar surface, where "something very, very bad happened to the crew." This has a lot of buzz behind it already and I'm excited to see what they come up with. I was wondering when found-footage films would shift from ghosts to aliens. It looks like they'll also beat Paramount to the punch, as they have Paranormal Activity director Oren Peli's extraterrestrial follow-up Area 51 due out sometime next year. We'll keep you updated on anything we hear about Apollo 18 before its release! Visit the official site: Apollo18movie.net.
I quite like it.
Xerxex on Nov 23, 2010
The guy is great.
Ambient on Nov 23, 2010
i like the tagline.
beavis on Nov 23, 2010
Jesus on Nov 23, 2010
This will definetlety be critic proof for me if for no other reason than the premise!
Hattori Hanzo on Nov 24, 2010
Alex, if ya wanna see some found footage revolving round aliens, check out Alien Abduction: The McPherson tape. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0142074/ Its pretty awful, but not a COMPLETE waste of 90mins.....
RyanWaters on Nov 24, 2010
wikus van de merwe!?
Jacob Crim on Nov 24, 2010
Why are aliens in movies always naked and in this case shoeless? They are so advanced that they can build craft to take them across the galaxy but have yet to invent clothing. And evidentally the heat or cold of the surface of the moon doesn't bother them either so they don't need special space suits. Come on already!
Big Joe Grizzly on Nov 24, 2010
We never went to the moon in the 1st place
ConnachtFan on Nov 24, 2010
that is amazing! really amazing.
verdict on Nov 24, 2010
@Big joe they are aliens! We have no clue what they'd actually be like.
Xerxex on Nov 24, 2010
@9 -- Where's your evidence?
one giant leap on Nov 24, 2010
Bigfoot on the moon
sig on Nov 24, 2010
Au contraire Xerxex. See here, @Big joe, we have plenty of clues what aliens really look like. Ryan Reynolds, Penelope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, etc., etc. Damn good looking bunch, the lot of them.
97.6 on Nov 24, 2010
Picture is creepy and great...tagline, like most, kills it.
tra la la la la di da on Nov 25, 2010
What a great poster. I hope the movie is just as good.
salber on cinema on Nov 25, 2010
Logical proof that Moon landing was faked: Time and Motion study: http://web.archive.org/web/20060517052815/http:/www.aulis.com/skeleton.html In summary: Apollo 11........one photo every 15 seconds Apollo 12........one photo every 27 seconds Apollo 14........one photo every 62 seconds Apollo 15........one photo every 44 seconds Apollo 16........one photo every 29 seconds Apollo 17........one photo every 26 seconds So you decide. Given all the facts, was it possible to take that many photos in so short a time? Any professional photographer will tell you it cannot be done. Virtually every photo was a different scene or in a different place, requiring travel. As much as 30 miles travel was required to reach some of the photo sites. Extra care had to be taken shooting some stereo pairs and panoramas. Each picture was taken without a viewfinder, using manual camera settings, with no automatic metering, while wearing a bulky spacesuit and stiff clumsy gloves. The agency wants the world to believe that 5771 photographs were taken in 4834 minutes! IF NOTHING BUT PHOTOGRAPHY HAD BEEN DONE, such a feat is clearly impossible...made even more so by all the documented activities of the astronauts. Imagine...1.19 photos every minute that men were on the Moon –- that's one picture every 50 SECONDS! The secret NASA tried to hide has been discovered: The quantity of photos purporting to record the Apollo lunar EVAs could not have been taken on the Moon in such an impossible time frame. So why do these photos exist? How did these photos get made? Did ANY men go to the Moon? Or was it truly the greatest hoax ever? © 2005 Jack White
ConnachtFan on Nov 25, 2010
DaftPUNKFAN on Nov 25, 2010
who cares ConnachtFan? I mean really does in matter what happened 41 years ago? it was difficult time...Russia sent a Dog to its death, so we created the AP Program to make America seem smarter, then we went to the moon (or not) that was in 1969. Who cares if we went to moon or not.
Xerxex on Nov 26, 2010
John 8:32: Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free :O)
ConnachtFan on Nov 29, 2010
@17...wonderful....but of course, we all know the landings were faked....but this looks like it could be really good, fun film woth some creepy good thrills...nice for a change, given all the other crapola that continues to belch forth out of H'wood...I say give it a chance...
bimbamboom on Dec 1, 2010
@ ConnachtFan Is there actual legitimate education behind your disbelief of the moon landings, or are you simply regurgitating professional-sounding opinions from the internet? I'm not attacking, just trying to separate who's qualified to offer scientific opinions and who's ruling the world from their parents' basement. Conspiracy theorists are a dime-a-dozen, but astrophysicists aren't, and it seems NASA has quite a few of the latter. Then again, I guess we're all aspiring world commentators since we can travel anywhere on our little laptops...
OhPlease on Dec 22, 2010
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