The eerie poster for the docu-style lunar horror flick Apollo 18

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Marc Bernardin
Dec 14, 2012

Produced by the Russian filmmaker who directed Wanted and Nightwatch, Apollo 18 will use Cloverfield-style "found footage" to tell the story of a moon landing that went very, very wrong.

Directed by Spanish filmmaker Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego and funded by the Weinstein Company, Apollo 18 is sprinting to theaters, coming out just five months from now, ahead of the similarly docu-styled Area 51, from director Oren Peli (Paranormal Activity), which won't be out until later in 2011.

As for what Apollo 18 is about, details are being kept as secret as the film's shadow-mission to the moon. But looking at the poster—and the beastly footprint next to the astronaut's—I wonder if there's not some werewolfiness at work. And, if so, I wonder how different it'll be from 2005's Full Moon Fever, a lunar-set graphic novel that reminded readers that it's always a full moon on the moon.

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