Comedy Moonwalkers Wonders: What If We Faked The Moon Landing?

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Indie action comedy Moonwalkers picked up a distributor after its world premiere at SXSW over the weekend. We're excited, given its cast (Ron Perlman, Rupert Grint) and premise, which puts a hilarious-sounding spin on the long-held conspiracy theory that Apollo 11 failed to land on the moon.

It's directed by first-time feature helmer Antoine Bardou-Jacquet, and written by Dean Craig (who penned both the British original and American remake versions of comedy Death at a Funeral).

The SXSW catalog offers this more detailed description:

What if Apollo 11 never actually made it? What if, in reality, Stanley Kubrick secretly shot the famous images of the moon landing in a studio, working for the US administration? This is the premise of a totally plausible conspiracy theory that takes us to swinging sixties London, where a stubborn CIA agent (Ron Perlman) will never find Kubrick but instead is forced to team up with Rupert Grint's lousy manager of a seedy rock band to develop the biggest con of all time, in this riotous, high-tempo action-comedy.


No word yet on when it'll be viewable for those of us not at the fest, but color us intrigued.

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What I never got about the moon hoax BS is why there are Americans that believe it. Behind nearly every alleged conspiracy is an attempt at rationalization, an attempt to avoid an unpleasant truth. The alleged forging of Obama's Birth certificate is something racist whites clung to tell themselves they don't have to call a black man their President, among other things.

Russians believing the moon landing was faked, I could understand. They were beaten to the moon and have yet to even reach it; salving a wounded national pride is a motive.

What reason would Americans have for wanting to believe one of their greatest technological achievements is a lie?