Roland Emmerich Plans $100M “Moonfall”

Roland Emmerich Plans 100m Moonfall

Famed big-budget disaster movie filmmaker Roland Emmerich (“The Day After Tomorrow,” “2012”) has revealed his next project – the $100+ million action sci-fi feature “Moonfall”.

The story follows an unlikely band of misfits who must save mankind when a mysterious force knocks the moon out of orbit, sending it hurtling toward earth.

With mere weeks before impact, a ragtag team launches an impossible last-ditch mission into space 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 ourselves and the universe.

Emmerich wrote the script with Harald Kloser and Spenser Cohen and he will direct. No cast is yet attached.

The project was previously set up at Universal and Emmerich is shopping the film around at the Cannes market this year with plans to begin shooting early 2020.

Emmerich was at last year’s Cannes market with the WW2 action film “Midway” which has become one of the biggest-budget independent films ever assembled. That film is already shot and is aiming for a release this Fall.

Source: Deadline