Now that Dimension Films has decided on an August 26 release for the Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego-directed Apollo 18, the viral marketing campaigns are about the kick-start back up.
The first is a newly launched retrospective timeline on the past Apollo missions. The timeline recaps the first 17 Apollo missions. As you may notice, they will also launch a USA vs. USSR timeline in the future, capturing the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union. Pretty cool stuff!
Here’s the plot crunch for the found footage sci-fi horror film: “Officially, Apollo 17, launched December 17th, 1972 was the last manned mission to the moon. But a year later, in December of 1973, two American astronauts were sent on a secret mission to the moon funded by the US Department of Defense. What you are about to see is the actual footage which the astronauts captured on that mission. While NASA denies its authenticity, others say it’s the real reason we’ve never gone back to the moon.”