To be directed later this year by action adventure maestro Roland Emmerich, the project was one of the hottest properties when first offered to buyers last year during Cannes. But completing the Chinese deal has been a galactic journey.
“Moonfall” centers on a mysterious force knocking the moon from its orbit around Earth, which sends it hurtling on a collision course with life as we know it. In response, a ragtag team launches an impossible last-ditch mission into space to land on the lunar surface and save Earth from annihilation. The cast is not yet set.
With a 2012 spec script penned by Emmerich, Harald Kloser and Spencer Cohen, the movie was originally set up at Universal. But the studio later put it into turnaround,