Dimension Films/The Weinstein Company have announced a new release date for their sci-fi horror pic Apollo 18, which appears to be in “rush mode” having just begun production. Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego (King of the Hill) is directing with Russian visionary Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted, Night Watch) producing for an April 22, 2011 release, although I’d wager a strong bet that they won’t even make that date. The only info is that it’ll be an extraterrestrial film that was greenlit when Bekmambetov presented film footage purported to have been shot by the crew of Apollo 18. That moon mission from the early 70s was officially canceled by NASA, but according to urban legend, it actually happened. Timur’s footage shows signs of alien life, and the events of the mission are built into a thriller story line.
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