Next year, we won’t go to the moon, “the moon will come to us,” so says the first trailer for Roland Emmerich’s “Moonfall.”
It’s the latest disaster epic from the “Independence Day” and “The Day After Tomorrow” director, and it’s a movie about how the frickin’ moon is suddenly on a collision course with Earth, threatening to obliterate life as we know it.
The teaser for “Moonfall” is a short one, but it shows an aerial shot of Earth from space as lights gradually flicker out on the Eastern seaboard of the U.S., just as the moon starts to slowly emerge, looming on the horizon — and way too close for comfort.
It’s been knocked off its course by some mysterious force, and NASA must act in a last-ditch mission into space with just weeks before impact. But in a twist, as they reach the moon, they discover that that glistening orb in the sky as we know it is not what we think it is.
Emmerich co-wrote and directed “Moonfall,” which stars Halle Berry, Patrick Wilson, John Bradley, Michael Peña, Charlie Plummer, Kelly Yu, Eme Ikwuakor, Carolina Bartczak and Donald Sutherland.
Lionsgate is releasing “Moonfall” in theaters on February 4, 2022. Check out the first trailer here and above.