From the king of disaster movies, the man who gave us Independence Day, Godzilla, and The Day After Tomorrow, comes a new science fiction epic, Moonfall.
Lionsgate just debuted an official teaser trailer for Roland Emmerich’s latest, in which “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” in the year 2022.
“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.”
The teaser plays over an abridged recording of U.S. President John F. Kennedy’s 1962 address at Rice University, Texas about the country’s efforts in the space race, colloquially known as his “We choose to go to the Moon” speech. Funny then that the Moon would choose to come to us instead.
Images of the satellite looming over Earth, gravity-defying tsunami waves, cars dodging explosions and building fragments, people in spaceships and some weird (one would assume, alien) black form going on an astronaut murder spree, flash on the screen.
The teaser may not tell us all that much, but it does well to tease its star-studded cast (which include Michael Peña, Donald Sutherland, Kelly Yu and Charlie Plummer) and some impressive special effects. We can only hope Moonfall is more “Dennis Quaid and Jake Gyllenhaal in Ice Age” than “John Cusack out-driving earthquakes”.
Moonfall is scheduled for release February 4th, 2022. Check out the teaser trailer below: