Perhaps Roland Emmerich's greatest contribution to cinema is he never takes himself too seriously. For decades he has spearheaded the disaster cinema with his projects getting more absurd in premise and scope of destruction. His newest film Moonfall is one that flips the popular 1969 "staged moon-landing" conspiracy with the idea that it wasn't the moon-landing that was fake...but the moon itself.
The trailers have been very scarce in revealing exactly what the moon is but the newest exclusive trailer (titled "Shocking Discovery") looks to emphasize that the strangest things are yet to come. It will also be interesting to see how Emmerich utilizes the fact the film is one of the most expensive independently-produced films of all time (with a reported $140 million budget) and thus allowing him more creative freedom. One noted thing is he co-wrote the script with his regular composer Harald Kloser and newer screenwriter Spenser Cohen whose first script was the similar 2018 sci-fi film Extinction. He also notably is getting sole story credit for the upcoming fourth installment of The Expendables franchise (which is co-wrote the script for alongside Max Adams and John Joseph Connolly). Will this combination offer something more potent? We'll find out soon. Check out the new trailer below:
Moonfall stars Halle Berry, Patrick Wilson, John Bradley, Michael Peña, Charlie Plummer, Kelly Yu, and Donald Sutherland. It is set to be released in theaters on February 4th.