Co-writer/director Roland Emmerich opens up about how Moonfall is different from his other disaster movies and his work to outdo his previous works. The upcoming sci-fi disaster movie finds the moon knocked out of its orbit by an unknown force and heading on a collision course with Earth. In an effort to save the planet from complete destruction, astronauts Jocinda “Jo” Fowler and Brian Harper must team up with conspiracy theorist K.C. Houseman to learn why the moon has shifted course, learning of a dark secret behind Earth’s neighboring planet.
Halle Berry and Patrick Wilson lead the cast of Moonfall alongside John Bradley, who took over from Josh Gad due to scheduling conflicts, Michael Peña, who replaced Stanley Tucci due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, Charlie Plummer, Kelly Yu and Donald Sutherland. Development on the film was first announced in early 2019, with Emmerich directing on a script he co-wrote with frequent collaborator Harold Kloser and on-the-rise scribe Spenser Cohen and landing a budget of $140 million, becoming one of the most expensive independently-produced films of all time. After frequent delays due to the ongoing pandemic, production on Moonfall would kick off in October 2020 and wrap three months later and now the film is gearing up to land in theaters in February.