Lionsgate releases first trailer for Roland Emmerich’s Moonfall

(First trailer for Moonfall)

If Hurricane Ida, with its record downpours and tornadoes, hasn’t whet your appetite for disaster, then we now have Roland Emmerich’s (2012, Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow) latest apocalyptic end to earth, Moonfall.

In Moonfall, a mysterious force knocks the Moon from its orbit around Earth and sends 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 (Academy Award winner Halle Berry) is convinced she has the key to saving us all – but only one astronaut from her past, Brian Harper (Patrick Wilson, The Conjuring movies, Aquaman) and a conspiracy theorist K.C. Houseman (John Bradley, Game of Thrones) 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. Watch the trailer below:

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The film looks terrifically mindless with all of the trademark Emmerich over-the-top CGI. Emmerich has found previous ways to end the Earth with a cast mixed with serious and goofy chacters. Looking at you Randy Quaid. Where is Judd Hirsch, a mainstay of Emmerich films? Moonfall opens on February 4, 2022.


PRODUCERS: Roland Emmerich, Harald Kloser

DIRECTOR: Roland Emmerich

CAST: Halle Berry, Patrick Wilson, John Bradley, Michael Peña, Charlie Plummer, Kelly Yu, Eme Ikwuakor, Carolina Bartczak, and Donald Sutherland

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