Roland Emmerich Announces His Sci-Fi Film ‘Moonfall’ Has Started Production and Reunites With ‘Midway’ Cinematographer

Today, director Roland Emmerich has announced via Twitter that his latest sci-fi project Moonfall has started filming and posted a teaser image that also revealed that he will be reuniting with Midway cinematographer Robby Baumgartner (Blindspotting, The Guest) and production designer Kirk M. Petruccelli (The Incredible Hulk, Ghost Rider).

Production is currently taking place in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, the province happens to be the nation’s COVID-19 hot-spot and there is a possibility that the country/Quebec could shut down for a second time leading to delays.

Moonfall’s cast consists of Patrick Wilson (Aquaman, The Conjuring, Watchmen), Halle Berry (X-Men, John Wick 3), Stanley Tucci (Captain America: The First Avenger), John Bradley (Game of Thrones), and Charlie Plummer.

Deadline adds that legendary Canadian actor Donald Sutherland (Ad Astra, Invasion of The Body Snatchers, The Hunger Games franchise) and Eme Ikwuakor (Inhumans) are rounding out the cast of the film said to be budgeted between $100-120 million.

A mysterious force knocks the Moon from its orbit around Earth and send it hurtling on a collision course with life as we know it. With only weeks before impact, a ragtag team launches a last-ditch mission into space to land on the lunar surface and save the planet from annihilation.

Director Roland Emmerich is no stranger to genre with credits that include Universal Soldier, Stargate, Independence Day, and Godzilla.

Lionsgate is expected to release Moonfall sometime in 2022.


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