The theatrical trailer for the found-footage thriller Apollo 18 has been released. It’s pretty much Paranormal Activity in space, as it uses the same stationary/hand-held camera set-up and the scares consist of shadows and people being thrashed around by invisible entities. Seriously, the similarities between this film and Paranormal Activity border on carbon copy. That being said, if the found-footage genre is your thing, then this is probably right up your alley.
Produced by Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted), the story revolves around archived footage that reveals the U.S. launched one last secret mission to the moon before the Apollo program was terminated. As expected, the American astronauts encounter much more than moon rocks. Hit the jump to check out the trailer. Apollo 18 opens September 2nd.
Here’s the trailer for Apollo 18 (via Yahoo!):
Here’s the official synopsis:
Officially, Apollo 17, launched December 17th, 1972, was the last manned mission to the moon. But a year later, in December of 1973, two American astronauts were sent on a secret mission to the moon funded by the US Department of Defense. What you are about to see is the actual footage which the astronauts captured on that mission. While NASA denies its authenticity, others say it’s the real reason we’ve never gone back to the moon.