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AFM 2010: The Weinsteins Acquire Apollo 18

You just can’t keep the Weinsteins down. Say what you want about them, they’re one of the most resilient companies on the planet! So resilient in fact they’re making acquisitions at AFM! That’s right, kids, there’s more alien mayhem coming our way in Apollo 18.

AFM 2010: The Weinsteins Acquire Apollo 18From the Press Release
“The Weinstein Company has acquired Apollo 18, the sci-fi thriller based on the screenplay by Brian Miller, winner of the inaugural Astana International Action Film Festival screenplay competition, founded by Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov. Trevor Cawood is set to direct the project.

Bekmambetov and Michele Wolkoff, President of Development for Bekmambetov Projects Ltd. (BPL), will produce the film.

Set to be shot documentary style, the film unearths lost footage from Apollo 18’s undocumented and covert mission to the moon, revealing disturbing new evidence of other life forms.

Bekmambetov announced the contest this spring, in conjunction with Kazakhstan’s first film festival held in Astana, Kazakhstan, June 27-July 1, 2010. Five finalists from the United States, France, Kazakhstan, and the UK attended the film festival, which was a celebration of international action films. As part of the competition, Miller was awarded a cash prize and a development deal with BPL.

The film is slated to begin production this December for a March release date.”

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