'Apollo 18' Touches Down for Vancouver Shoot

The Weinstein Co's sci-fi project is being directed by Spanish helmer Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego.


TORONTO -- The Weinstein Co's sci-fi project Apollo 18 has landed in Vancouver for a local studio shoot.

The film is slated to be lensed on a tight schedule from Dec. 20 through Jan. 13, 2011, for a March theatrical release date.

Shawn Williamson of Vancouver-based Brightlight Pictures is executive producing the "found footage" project by Spanish director GonzaloLopez-Gallego.

Timur Bekmambetov and Michele Wolkoff, president of development for Bekmambetov Projects, are producing Apollo 18, which was scripted by Brian Miller.

Miller's script won the inaugural Astana International Action Film Festival screenplay competition, founded by Bekmambetov.

Trevor Cawood was originally set to direct the project, but was recently replaced by Lopez-Gallego, who is making his English language directorial debut.

Also executive producing Apollo 18 are Ron Schmidt and Cody Zweig.

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