Apollo 18: The story of secret mission to the moon

Apollo 18: The story of secret mission to the moon

There’s a reason we’ve never gone back to the moon.

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.

Apollo 18 is a found-footage style film set in December 1974, about a post-Apollo 17 mission to the Moon that takes on a premise of why NASA discontinued the Apollo Moon missions. The plot involves a government coverup of the Apollo 18 mission after parasitic lifeforms on the Moon discovered the crew and began to attack them. Much of the back-story remains unknown; however, the movie posters in English indicate the KGB’s role in Soviet lunar conspiracy and the Russian movie posters show inscriptions in English suggesting an American government cover up in lunar conspiracy. In the trailer, an American astronaut discovers the foot prints made by the Soviet cosmonaut and also found a helmet, a dead cosmonaut, and a Soviet LK Lander on the lunar surface.

The film was shot in Vancouver, British Columbia and stars actors Lloyd Owen and Warren Christie. However it has been promoted as a “found footage” film that does not use actors. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Dimension Films head Bob Weinstein denied the film was a work of fiction, stating that “We didn’t shoot anything, we found it. Found, baby!” The film will be distributed by Dimension Films.

Apollo 18: The story of secret mission to the moon

Apollo 18

Directed by: Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego
Starring: Lloyd Owen, Warren Christie, Ryan Robbins, Michael Kopsa, Ali Liebert, Erica Carroll, Kim Wylie, Andrew Airlie
Screenplay by: Brian Miller
Production Design by: Andrew Neskoromny
Cinematography by: José David Montero
Film Editing by: Patrick Lussier
Costume Design by: Kate Main, Cynthia Ann Summers, Beverley Wowchuk
Set Decoration by: Erik Gerlund, Oliver Zentner, Ugo Serrano
Art Direction by; Peter Bodnarus, Tyler Bishop Harron
Film Editing by: Patrick Lussier
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some disturbing sequences, and language.
Studio: Dimension Films
Release Date: September 2, 2011

Related Link: View the Froduction Notes for Apollo 18

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