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How one interesting thought led Roland Emmerich to create Sci-Fi epic “Moonfall”

How one interesting thought led Roland Emmerich to create Sci-Fi epic “Moonfall”

What if the moon falls on earth? This single line led one of Hollywood’s most prolific filmmakers to create a grand Sci-Fi adventure. Roland Emmerich has always made classic blockbusters that promise nonstop entertainment, and with his upcoming release, he is taking things to the next level.

“I thought that was an intriguing idea for a movie. What happens if this object falls down to Earth?” exclaims Emmerich.

The Independence Day director further shares how he expanded on this idea, “I was equally fascinated by the challenge of creating characters who embark on a mission to the Moon to save our planet, as well as the families who stay behind and struggle to survive the cataclysms that come with the Moon’s collision course with earth.”

Talking about what drew Halle Berry to the role, she shares, “She’s a woman who’s surviving in a man’s world. Fowler is very willful. I love women and characters like this because she’s strong in her work, but she’s also a mother.”
The John Wick star also reveals a little secret about her character. The part was initially intended for a male actor. “Credit to Roland for realizing that this could be a female character and still have the same impact”, says Halle.

The face of spooky franchises such as Insidious and Conjuring, actor Patrick Wilson is now looking forward to dive into another popular genre that finds many loyal fans worldwide. Having already collaborated with Roland Emmerich in Midway, Patrick reveals it was the chance to work with the director again, in a genre he has seldom been a part of, that attracted him to the project. “Moonfall is a great concept. I love sci-fi and don’t get a chance to do it a lot, so that was a big bonus”, he says.

Best known for playing Samwell Tarly in Game of Thrones, the British star John Bradley had won a lot of hearts for his portrayal of the lovable character. The actor is now confident of essaying another special role in his upcoming release. What drew John to the project was the uniqueness of his character. “Houseman is one of the most fun characters I’ve ever created,” he claims.

Moonfall tells the story of the “end of days” as the moon begins a deadly collision course to destroy earth. Mankind’s last hope is a ragtag group of three individuals who must fight impossible odds to save the blue planet. As humans are forced to face their ultimate fears, what happens next forms the crux of the movie.

PVR Pictures and MVP Entertainment release “Moonfall”, directed by Roland Emmerich, starring Halle Berry, Patrick Wilson, John Bradley, Charlie Plummer, Michael Peña, and Donald Sutherland, releases on 11th February 2022.

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