Roland Emmerich's Next Space Opera "Moonfall" Fast-Tracked at Universal

Friday, 24 June 2016 - 12:47PM
Independence Day: Resurgence
Friday, 24 June 2016 - 12:47PM
Roland Emmerich's Next Space Opera "Moonfall" Fast-Tracked at Universal
Roland Emmerich is making a triumphant return to space opera blockbuster filmmaking this weekend with Independence Day: Resurgence, and now, the news has just broken that his next space epic, Moonfall, has been acquired by Universal Studios.

The spec script, which was making the rounds at studios for the last few months, was co-written by Emmerich along with Singularity filmmakers Harold Kloser and Spenser Cohen. It follows a band of misfits who harness alien technology to stop the moon from colliding with Earth after it's thrown off-course by an asteroid impact. While the "alien technology" bit sounds a whole lot like the Independence Day sequel, the film has been alternately described as "2012 meets Close Encounters" and "Armageddon meets Independence Day." In other words, it's Emmerich doing what he does best, and while it sounds a little generic, is sure to be a lot of fun.

The film has Emmerich attached to direct, and will reportedly be fast-tracked at the studio. Universal acquired the script on a seven-figure deal, which says a lot about their faith in Emmerich and the movie, as well the probable financial success of Independence Day: Resurgence, which opened to $4 million last night and officially opens today.

Via Deadline

Science Fiction
Sci-Fi Movies
Independence Day: Resurgence

Load Comments