Halle Berry is set to return to outer space in Roland Emmerich’s science fiction disaster “Moonfall.” Despite being plagued by production delays due to pandemic measures, it seems the film will finally see the light.
According to a report by MovieWeb, Lionsgate has acquired the distribution rights to the film and will release it on February 4, 2022. Besides Berry, the cast includes Patrick Wilson (The Conjuring), John Bradley (Game of Thrones), Charlie Plummer (Spontaneous), Donald Sutherland (Without Limits), and Michael Peña (Narcos: Mexico), who replaced Stanley Tucci after ‘The Hunger Games’ star dropped out due to scheduling conflicts.
The premise explains that “a mysterious force knocks the Moon from its orbit around Earth and sends it hurtling on a collision course with life as we know it. With mere weeks before impact and the world on the brink of annihilation, NASA executive and former astronaut Jo Fowler (Halle Berry) is convinced she has the key to saving us all – but only one astronaut from her past, Brian Harper (Patrick Wilson) and a conspiracy theorist K.C. Houseman (John Bradley) believe her. These unlikely heroes will mount an impossible last-ditch mission into space, leaving behind everyone they love, only to find out that our Moon is not what we think it is.”
Emmerich not only directed the film but co-produced it and co-wrote the screenplay with Harald Kloser and Spenser Cohen.
The ‘Midway’ director explained to Deadline what was it like to film during the pandemic.
“As an independent movie it wasn’t easy to overcome $5-6M at least in Covid costs,” Emmerich said in February 2021. That’s a big hole. We had to find a bank to finance us. We were plain sailing at the start of last year but then we had to immediately shut down due to the pandemic. There was a lot of back and forth between insurance companies and banks. It was a miracle this movie happened at all. We got it done but it took a lot longer than I thought it would.”
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