Roland Emmerich, the director of such films as Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow, and 2012, is threatening to destroy the world once again in his new disaster epic Moonfall, which is scheduled to reach theatres on February 4. We’ve seen trailers and posters for Moonfall before, and the first five minutes of the film have been online for about a month (you can watch those first five minutes in the embed above), and now a new poster has been unveiled. One that warns us Moonfall will make humanity face the dark side of the moon. The new poster is at the bottom of this article.
Scripted by Emmerich with Harald Kloser – who is the director’s go-to composer and also worked on the screenplays for Emmerich’s films 2012, 10,000 B.C., and Dark Horse – and Spenser Cohen (Extinction 2018), Moonfall has the following synopsis:
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 mere weeks before impact and the world on the brink of annihilation, NASA executive and former astronaut Jo Fowler (Halle Berry) is convinced she has the key to saving us all, but only one astronaut from her past, Brian Harper (Patrick Wilson) and a conspiracy theorist K.C. Houseman (John Bradley) believe her. These unlikely heroes will mount an impossible last-ditch mission into space, leaving behind everyone they love, only to find out that our Moon is not what we think it is.
Emmerich and Kloser produced Moonfall, with Cohen serving as executive producer alongside Alastair Burlingham, Edward Cheng, Ute Emmerich, Raymond Hau, Hu Junyi, Carsten H.W. Lorenz, J.P. Pettinato, Gary Raskin, Marco Shepherd, Karl Spoerri, Viviana Vezzani, Wang Zhongjun, and Wang Zhonglei. Daniel Auclair is co-producer, and John A. Amicarella, Michael Ritter, Omar Soto, and Gina Maria Taylor are associate producers.
Check out the poster and prepare to face the dark side of the moon: