I am really surprised by this move but it seems that Apollo 18 just got kicked to the curb in a big kind of way. The movie is ready to rock and was slated for an April 22nd release and out of the blue comes word via Deadline that The Weinsteins have buried the film and moved its release date to January 6th 2012. What would make a studio move a movie that is completed back such a long period? I have no clue.
I have read some pretty scathing remarks about the movie but I for one was still looking forward to checking out the film which is ‘based on a true story’ all be it about as true as the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. [ The True Story of Apollo 18 ]
Synopsis: Officially, Apollo 17, launched December 17th, 1972 was the last manned mission to the moon. But a year later, in December of 1973, two American astronauts were sent on a secret mission to the moon funded by the US Department of Defense. What you are about to see is the actual footage which the astronauts captured on that mission.
While NASA denies its authenticity, others say it’s the real reason we’ve never gone back to the moon.