Sunday, 31 July 2016

Roland Emmerich plans more disaster with Moonfall

Not content with wreaking destruction upon the Earth via alien invaders in both Independence Day movies and using various other methods elsewhere in his output, news arrives via Deadline that Roland Emmerich now has his eye on the moon with a new science fiction outing called Moonfall.

As the title might suggest, things won't be going well for our little satellite world, with the plot described as a blend of Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977) and Emmerich's own 2012 (2009), as a group of misfits unite to try to save humanity when the Moon falls out of its orbit and starts to hurtle towards our planet. 

Even though he took potshots at the lunar surface in Independence Day: Resurgence, Emmerich is taking aim via a script he wrote with regular collaborator Harald Kloser and Spenser Cohen, a man well versed in apocalyptic stories himself having written a script called Extinction.

Universal Pictures are backing this one, and it is currently on the fast track, so expect it to get moving shortly. As always, watch this space.

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