Short Teaser Trailer for CNN's 'Apollo 11' Moon Landing Documentary

July 20, 2018
Source: YouTube

Apollo 11 Trailer

"50 years in the making…" Neon and CNN Films have released the first teaser trailer for a new documentary titled simply Apollo 11, from doc director Todd Douglas Miller (Gahanna Bill, Dinosaur 13). This feature film is made up entirely of never-before-seen large-format film footage of the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon. Here's to hoping this will get a full-format IMAX release, because yes please. Neon announced the news coinciding with the 49th anniversary of the 1969 landing on the Moon (they landed on July 20th, 1969) by mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin. This is also most definitely a tie-in with Damien Chazelle's new film First Man, about Neil Armstrong and the Apollo 11 mission, though there's no mention in the press release (different studios, makes sense). I'm a big space nerd - can't wait to see more from this.

Here's the first teaser trailer for Todd Douglas Miller's documentary Apollo 11, direct from YouTube:

Apollo 11 Doc Film

Apollo 11 is the cinematic event fifty years in the making. Featuring never-before-seen large-format film footage of one of humanity’s greatest accomplishments. The film features never-before-seen, large-format film footage of one of humanity’s greatest accomplishments. The film is executive produced by CNN Films, which will retain the US television rights, and is produced by Miller’s Statement Pictures. Apollo 11 is directed by American filmmaker Todd Douglas Miller, director of the documentaries Gahanna Bill and Dinosaur 13 previously. Neon and CNN Films have partnered on the release of this documentary, which will open in cinemas first before airing on TV. No release date has been announced. For more info and updates, visit the doc's official website here or follow on Twitter @apollo11movie. Stay tuned. Who's excited for this?

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OOOOOH! Can't wait for this one. An Imax release would be fantastic! Fingers crossed.

Charles Knowlton on Jul 20, 2018


Looks beautiful! Amazing restoration.

DAVIDPD on Jul 20, 2018


Gotta love that high quality film footage.

Efterklang on Jul 20, 2018


Who doesn't want to go there after trailers like this? Oh yeah ...

shiboleth on Jul 20, 2018


For those of us alive at that time, what memories! For those to whom this is history I hope they get the wonderful rush that the rest of us felt. People standing in front of store windows watching it on the multiples TVs on display. Extended families in living rooms watching it - didn't matter what channel because you only had three real choices and they were all broadcasting the event. Shots of people on the other side of the world watching it - and celebrating it along with the Americans (okay, maybe the Russians no so much). It was a heady time and a wonderful lull between assassinations and the continual unrest over the Vietnam War.

Cynthia on Sep 27, 2018


CNN? no thanks

PretzelsAreMakingMeThirsty on Feb 28, 2019


Huh? What does that have to do with anything? They're producing documentaries, and they produced the highly acclaimed Three Identical Strangers from last year as well. There's no reason AT ALL to dismiss this just because CNN Films (not the TV station) produced it. It's an incredible documentary, and you'd be missing out on something amazing.

Alex Billington on Feb 28, 2019

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