Earth in peril: check. Famous landmarks in tatters: check. Looters out in force: check. Desperate “GET TO HIGHER GROUND!” instructions: check (not sure how that works, surely you’re then nearer the actual Moon, which is heading towards you?). Three plucky astronauts, leaving Earth to save it: check. The Moon turning out to be hollow: ch… Wait, WHAT?
The Moon is out of orbit, hurtling towards Earth. Only Halle Berry and Wallace & Gromit can save us now.
I’ve been watching this trailer on repeat, mouth open, eyes agog, as I couldn’t actually believe that someone would make a movie with my name on it. If I change my name to Moonfall anyway.
You can watch the trailer / check out images from the film below — in the meantime here are three key takeaways we got from the new Moonfall trailer:
— No one actually “moons” in the Moonfall trailer.
— It’s a lot bigger than it looks from down here.
— And Edam you Emmerich, it turns out the Moon is not actually made of cheese. It looks to be mostly hollow, and industrial-looking, with some weird entity blowing around the surface.
Here’s the synopsis:
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) and a conspiracy theorist K.C. Houseman (John Bradley) believes 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.
Moonfall stars Halle Berry, Patrick Wilson, John Bradley, Michael Peña, Charlie Plummer, Kelly Yu, Eme Ikwuakor, Carolina Bartczak, and Donald Sutherland. Unsurprisingly, it’s directed by Roland Emmerich. The film is released in cinemas on 4 February 2022.