IGN brings you our first look at Moonfall, the new disastrous sci-fi thriller from Independence Day and 2012 director Roland Emerick. You can watch the Moonfall demo in the player above or in the video below.
In addition to directing Moonfall, Emerick is also a co-writer along with Harald Clauser and Spencer Cohen, as well as a producer alongside Clauser.
In Moonfall, we see “a mysterious force that throws the moon out of its orbit around the Earth and sends it on a collision course with life as we know it,” according to the official plot summary:
“Just weeks before colliding and bringing the world to the brink of annihilation, NASA Administrator and former astronaut Joe Fowler (Halle Berry) is convinced she has the key to saving us all, but only one astronaut from her past, Brian Harper (Patrick Wilson), theorist Plot: KC Houseman (John Bradley, Game of Thrones) believes it.
These unlikely heroes will launch one last impossible mission into space, leaving behind all their loved ones, only to discover that our moon is not what we think it is.”
The trailer depicts all these lunar apocalyptic events unfolding with audio excerpts from President John F. Kennedy’s landmark 1962 speech at Rice Stadium where he said, “But why, some say, the moon? Why would we choose this as our goal? They might also ask why climb the highest mountain?” Why, 35 years ago, did we fly over the Atlantic?… We choose to go to the Moon… and do other things, not because they are easy, but because they are difficult.”
The show melancholy plays on Kennedy’s optimism about the universe with a much less cheerful promise: “In 2022, the moon will come to us.”
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Moonfall will be released on February 4, 2022 in America.