Lionsgate has introduced that filmmaker Roland Emmerich’s new catastrophe film, the sci-fi film Moonfall, will be produced on February 4, 2022. As the identify indicates, the movie is virtually about the moon falling out of the sky. Like so numerous other of the filmmaker’s projects, Moonfall has a stacked ensemble solid like Halle Berry, Patrick Wilson, John Bradley, Michael Peña, Charlie Plummer, Kelly Yu, Eme Ikwuakor, Carolina Bartczak and Donald Sutherland. According to a report from Deadline, the movie has a documented finances of $140 million, earning it one of the major budgeted independent movies in very some time.

The formal description for Moonfall reads: “In the film, a mysterious force knocks the moon from its orbit close to Earth and sends it hurtling on a collision training course with lifestyle as we know it. With mere weeks ahead of effect and the globe on the brink of annihilation, NASA government and previous astronaut Jo Fowler (Berry) is certain she has the important to saving us all – but only a single astronaut from her previous, Brian Harper (Wilson), and conspiracy theorist K.C. Houseman (Bradley) believe her. The unlikely heroes will mount an impossible past-ditch mission into area only to uncover out that our moon is not what we consider it is.”

Emmerich directed the movie, co-crafting the script with his 2012 and 10,000 BC collaborator Harald Kloser and Spenser Cohen.

To date the German filmmaker’s full filmography has been defined principally by sci-fi and disaster motion pictures, with Moonfall seemingly combining the two into just one. 1994’s Stargate would put Emmerich on the map for Hollywood but 1996’s Independence Day created him a household title. Some of his other major hits would include the climate-improve disaster film The Day Just after Tomorrow, the stop-of-the-world themed 2012, the “Die Tricky in the White Property” thriller White Dwelling Down, and the historical film The Patriot starring Mel Gibson. Emmerich formerly went to the moon in a story with 1990’s Moon 44.

Creation on the film was at first scheduled to commence in the spring of 2020, but was forced to shut down thanks to COVID-19.

“We have been in comprehensive pre-generation in Canada,” Emmerich previously informed Deadline. “We were being 7 months out from shoot. Then Covid hit. I had an inkling one thing was improper. All corporations shut so I went back to LA and into quarantine. Our completion bond didn’t include Covid so we have been up in the air for three-4 months.

Emmerich’s collaborator Harald Kloser also said that Moonfall is “composed as the starting of a saga” and “opens the door on to an epic journey.” Possibly Marsfall will arrive in 2024.