Warner Bros. Shelves “Found Footage” Sci-Fi DARK MOON, but Dark Castle May Pick It Up

     November 10, 2010


Warner Bros. has put Olatunde Osunsanmi’s “found footage” sci-fi drama Dark Moon into turnaround, and it may find a new home at Dark Castle.  For those who don’t know, the “found footage” sub-genre is where a film purports to compiled from found footage, like Cloverfield or Paranormal Activity.  Warner Bros. picked up Dark Moon in mid-October, but Heat Vision reports that the studio balked when they learned that The Weinstein Company had picked up a similar project, Apollo 18.  Both movies use the “found footage” conceit and share the premise that NASA didn’t stop sending men into space after the Apollo 17 mission in 1972.

While Warners is now no longer interested, the folks over at Dark Castle liked the script and are currently in negotiations to pick up the film.  Shooting on Dark Moon is set to begin this winter.

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