The Weinstein Company has acquired the rights to Timur Bekmambetov's latest project Apollo 18. According to Deadline, Trevor Caewood will direct the sci-fi thriller from a script written by Brian Miller, with Bekmambetov serving solely as a producer.
Apollo 18 is the latest movie to rely on found footage to tell its story. The plot will revolve around recently discovered video shot by the crew of an abandoned moon mission from the early 70s. NASA claims that the mission never took place, but this new discovery of "lost" footage reveals the existence of alien life and explains why NASA has hidden the evidence for all of these years. The Weinstein Company will be fully financing the project.
Timur Bekmambetov presented some film footage to The Weinstein Company that he claimed was really from the Apollo 18 moon mission, which helped get the project sold. Production is already well under way, with a proposed released date of March 4, 2011. Which is only five months away.