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Weinsteins going to the moon for “Apollo 18”


By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: The Weinstein Company is about the join the space race.

The company has acquired “Apollo 18,” a sci-fi thriller based on Brian Miller’s screenplay that won top prize at the inaugural Astana International Action Film Festival. The event was founded by Timur Bekmambetov, director of “Wanted” and the upcoming “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.”

Trevor Cawood is set to direct “Apollo 18,” which will be shot in a documentary style as it unearths lost footage from Apollo 18’s undocumented and covert mission to the moon, revealing disturbing new evidence of other life forms.

Here’s more from the press release:

Bekmambetov announced the contest this spring, in conjunction with Kazakhstan’s first film festival held in Astana, Kazakhstan July 27-July 1, 2010. Five finalists from the United States, France, Kazakhstan, and the UK attended the film festival, which was a celebration of international action films. As part of the competition, Miller was awarded a cash prize and a development deal with BPL.

The film is slated to begin production this December for a March 2011 release date.

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