A new trailer has been released for Moonfall, the latest Earth-destroying endeavour from filmmaker Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow, 2012).
Halle Berry, Patrick Wilson, Michael Peña, and Donald Sutherland are among the cast of Moonfall, which finds Earth on a collision course with the Moon after a mysterious force knocks it from its orbit. The result, as you can see in the trailer: societal collapse, tidal waves, and gravity-destroying mayhem. Suffice it to say, we’re in for it. “This planet has suffered five extinctions,” says Sutherland’s character, Holdenfield. “This is going to be the sixth.” As for the moon itself, the trailer and the new poster we’ve included beneath it make it surprisingly clear – what we thought was our planet’s only natural satellite is… fake. The moon is fake.
A bonkers, over-the-top idea, which could result in popcorn-munching big-screen fun if done right. Let’s hope this adventure finds Emmerich in more Independence Day and 2012 mode, and far away from the likes of Independence Day: Resurgence and 10,000 BC.
Moonfall, also starring John Bradley, Charlie Plummer, and Wenwen Yu, will arrive in Australian cinemas on February 3rd and open in the US on February 4th, 2022.
Official synopsis for Moonfall:
In Moonfall, 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 (Academy Award® winner Halle Berry) is convinced she has the key to saving us all – but only one astronaut from her past, Brian Harper (Patrick Wilson, “Midway”) and a conspiracy theorist K.C. Houseman (John Bradley, “Game of Thrones”) 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.