Roland Emmerich to Direct a New Sci-Fi Action Thriller Called MOONFALL
Director Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, Stargate) is set to direct a new sci-fi action film project called Moonfall. Just wait until you hear the premise, it’s exactly the kind of film that you’d expect Emmerich to make. Hell, I’m surprised that Michael Bay isn’t directing it!
The story follows “an unlikely band of misfits who must save mankind when the moon falls out of orbit and hurtles toward earth.” You gotta love these super ridiculous movie plots! I’m sure producers will fill the film with a big popular cast of actors.
Here’s the official synopsis:
The Moon. It controls our nights, our days, the seasons, and our ocean tides. And since the beginning of humankind, its phases stood as a symbol of enlightenment, inner knowledge – and our own immortality. Until now. Suddenly and without warning a mysterious force knocks the Moon from its orbit around Earth and sends it hurtling on collision course with life as we know it. With mere weeks before impact, and against all odds, a ragtag team launches an impossible last-ditch mission into space, leaving behind everyone they love and risking everything to land on the lunar surface, unlock its secrets, and save our planet from annihilation. But first they must battle an unknown and unfathomable power that will challenge everything we know about the moon, the universe, and ourselves.
The movie will have a $100+ million budget, and Emmerich will get to work on it as soon as he’s finished directing his WWII film called Midway. The filmmaker actually wrote the script for the film in 2012 with collaborators Harald Kloser and Spenser Cohen.
What do you think of the plot for the movie? Do you think Emmerich will end up turning it into a great movie?