When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin first walked on the moon, it changed the face of history forever. But what would have happened if their mission failed? How would it have been communicated to our nation? Director Tate Taylor is about to explore that concept in a new film called "In the Event of the Moon".
The film revolves around Pulitzer Prize winning author and presidential speechwriter William Safire, who died in 2009 and a speech called "In the Event of Moon Disaster" was discovered in his papers. Written in 1969, the speech was to be read by President Nixon in the event that the Apollo 11 mission to the moon was met with tragedy. That speech is the inspiration for this film which plays out as a fictionalization or alternate reality of the events.
Taylor previously helmed the critically acclaimed "The Help" and the upcoming James Brown biopic "Get On Up". He is certainly a triple threat with impressive directing, acting and writing credits under his belt.
This film has an "Inglourious Basterds" feel to it, tweaking history to potential outcomes. With Taylor at the helm and the interesting premise intact, it has a lot of potential to be a real quality project.
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