Stuff will get blown up real good! Other stuff will fall from the sky! Expect a massacre of global landmarks. The modern-day Irwin Allen is back with Moonfall.
Following a concept teaser in September designed to introduce the movie to exhibitors, now an audience focussed trailer has been released for Independence Day and 2012 director Roland Emmerich’s latest disaster epic.
Moonfall is from Lionsgate and Roadshow Films. A mysterious force knocks the Moon from its orbit around Earth and sends it hurtling on a collision course with our planet.
The usual ragtag suspects will assemble and launch a last-ditch mission to save every one of us!
Halle Berry, Stanley Tucci, John Bradley, Patrick Wilson, Kelly Yu, Donald Sutherland, Michael Pena, and Charlie Plummer star in the movie.
Emmerich co-wrote the effort with Harald Kloser and Spenser Cohen.
Emmerich was born in Stuttgart, West Germany, and in 1977, he began attending The University of Television and Film Munich. He was studying production design but his experience watching Star Wars made him switch to the director stream.
Required to produce a short film for his thesis, he instead created a full-length feature called The Noah’s Ark Principle.
This brought him to the attention of Producer Mario Kassar, who invited Emmerich to come to the United States. His big break came when he was hired at the last minute to replace director Andrew Davis for Universal Soldier in 1992.
Emmerich next helmed Stargate in 1994. That surpassed all studio expectations. This resulted in him being able to get Independence Day off the ground. That was released in 1996 and became the first movie ever to gross $100 million in less than a week, and started him on his journey to being the disaster master.
Moonfall opens on February 4th, 2022 in the US and UK.