Apollo 18 release date changes yet again — now it's coming this summer!

Apollo 18, the lunar "found footage" horror film, has changed its release date several times. Originally, it was set to come out in March 2011, to preempt the other "found footage" horror film Area 51. (Which was also delayed.) Then Apollo 18 kept getting pushed back further and further, until it had a release date of January 2012.

But now it turns out we're going to get to find out what happened to the lost Apollo moon mission this year after all. The studio just announced that Timur Bekmambetov's lunar scare-fest has been moved forward to August 26, 2011. So we can end our summer movie season with a scare — we hope, anyway. Here's the movie's official synopsis:

Officially, Apollo 17, launched December 17th, 1972 was the last manned mission to the moon. But a year later, in December of 1973, two American astronauts were sent on a secret mission to the moon funded by the US Department of Defense. What you are about to see is the actual footage which the astronauts captured on that mission. While NASA denies its authenticity, others say it's the real reason we've never gone back to the moon.


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Perhaps they found more Apollo footage of the Silence.