Roland Emmerich’s Sci-Fi Epic Hits In February 2022 – Deadline

Lionsgate stated Wednesday that Roland Emmerich’s sci-fi pic Moonfall might be launched on February 4, 2022. Halle Berry, Patrick Wilson, John Bradley, Michael Peña, Charlie Plummer, Kelly Yu, Eme Ikwuakor, Carolina Bartczak and Donald Sutherland star within the big-canvas pic, which at a reported funds of $140 million is the biggest-budget “impartial” film to shoot in years.

Lionsgate acquired North American rights in late 2019 after a high-profile gross sales launch at Cannes; Centropolis, AGC and CAA offered out on the undertaking worldwide. Manufacturing was simply getting underway in Canada when Covid hit, inflicting months of delays. The shoot ultimately started in October 2020 in Montreal.

In Moonfall, a mysterious drive knocks the Moon from its orbit round Earth and sends it hurtling on a collision course with life as we all know it. With mere weeks earlier than affect and the world getting ready to annihilation, NASA government and former astronaut Jo Fowler (Berry) is satisfied she has the important thing to saving us all – however just one astronaut from her previous, Brian Harper (Wilson) and conspiracy theorist Ok.C. Houseman (Bradley) imagine her. The unlikely heroes will mount an inconceivable last-ditch mission into house solely to search out out that our moon is just not what we predict it’s.

Emmerich directed and penned the script with Harald Kloser and Spenser Cohen. Emmerich and Kloser are producers.

With the scope of the pic from Emmerich who was behind epic-sized titles like Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow, The Patriot and Halfway, financing was vital. Companions beside North American distributor Lionsgate embrace Chinese language outfit Huayi as predominant financier, AGC Studios and its worldwide distribution companions, CAA Media Finance, East West Financial institution as agent, MUFG Union Financial institution and SPG3 Leisure.

Moonfall turns into the primary massive film to stake out the early February date subsequent yr. Proper now its is bookended the week earlier than by Columbia’s Morbius and two weeks later by Sony’s Uncharted.

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