Ever since my parents let me sit my 11-year-old butt down in the theatre to watch The Poseidon Adventure, I have been hooked on disaster flicks. I grew up in a time when Irwin Allen and others were pumping them out at a steady pace – and I was in the audience every time one premiered.
The disaster film has pretty much gone to the wayside, with the exception of the films from director Roland Emmerich – he is pretty much single-handedly trying to keep the subgenre alive – and while his films may not be cinematic gems – damn it, they sure are fun. This brings us to MOONFALL.
Today a trailer and some new poster art made their debut – and it looks like things are gonna get kind of serious here on earth.
In Moonfall, a mysterious force knocks the Moon from its orbit around Earth and sends it hurtling on a collision course with life as we know it. With mere weeks before impact and the world on the brink of annihilation, NASA executive and former astronaut Jo Fowler (Academy Award® winner Halle Berry) is convinced she has the key to saving us all – but only one astronaut from her past, Brian Harper (Patrick Wilson, “Midway”) and a conspiracy theorist K.C. Houseman (John Bradley, “Game of Thrones”) believes her. These unlikely heroes will mount an impossible last-ditch mission into space, leaving behind everyone they love, only to find out that our Moon is not what we think it is.
Directed by Roland Emmerich, and written by Roland Emmerich & Harald Kloser & Spenser Cohen, and produced by Roland Emmerich, p.g.a. and Harald Kloser, p.g.a., the film also stars Michael Peña, Charlie Plummer, Kelly Yu, Eme Ikwuakor, Carolina Bartczak, and Donald Sutherland.
MOONFALL hits theaters on Feb. 4th, 2022.