The Apollo missions have been the cause of much wonder and speculation, and a new feature based upon the book by author Barry N. Malzberg entitled Beyond Apollo is casting up and headed our way.
Directed by Michael Grodner, Beyond Apollo stars the recently signed Ali Larter (“Heroes”, Resident Evil), Scott Speedman (Underworld), and Bill Pullman (Independence Day, The Serpent and the Rainbow, Lost Highway).
Produced by Aaron Ockman (Children of the Corn: Genesis, Hellraiser: Revelations), the interstellar terror tale now has the support of sales company Stealth Media Group with Cloverfield director Matt Reeves signing on as an executive producer. Principal photography is scheduled to begin in the fall.
Look for more on this flick soon. In the interim dig on the plot details below.
The first two-man mission to Venus is aborted in mid-flight and abruptly returns back to Earth. When rescue crews go to retrieve the space capsule, they make a startling discovery: The Captain is missing, there is no sign of his body whatsoever – and strangely enough, the lone surviving astronaut has no clue about what took place.
Beyond Apollo tells the riveting story of when that astronaut, Harry Evans, returns to earth and must answer to the authorities about what really happened on board the doomed flight to Venus. His mind-bending struggle to figure that out is a harrowing journey through the possibilities: Was the Captain murdered? Did he commit suicide? Or were alien beings responsible for his demise? The answer, as Evans will eventually discover, is far more terrifying than anything he could possibly imagine.
Based on the award winning book by Barry N. Malzberg, Beyond Apollo captures the eerie isolation of delving into the unknown, begs us to ask the unanswerable, and marks the separation between the real, unreal and surreal.