Ryan Gosling plays astronaut Neil Armstrong in “Man on the Moon”
The first trailer for “Man on the Moon” looks simply phenomenal. This is a biopic, whose US premiere is scheduled for October 12, 2018 (in Russia, November 22). It plans to talk about the dramatic events that led to the incredible launch of the first-ever mission to land astronauts on an earth satellite (flight of the Apollo 11).
The script was written by Oscar-winning Nicole Perlman and Josh Singer, but the plot itself is based on James R. Hansen's book The First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong. Recall that the great astronaut died in 2012.
The film focuses on Armstrong's life in 1961-1969, when he commanded Apollo 11 and became the first person to set foot on the moon. The main role went to Ryan Gosling. The role of his wife played Claire Foy.
In April, the film debuted at CinemaCon and director Damien Chazell said that the film would not only show the astronaut’s first steps on the Moon, but also affect his personal life, which led to a cult moment. In fact, the film focused on how incredible human efforts can be.
The trailer begins with how Armstrong managed to avoid a plane crash in 1968. Also included are scenes between him and his wife, where they discuss the possible risks of flight and the mission of Gemini-8. In this flight, he and astronaut Dave Scott conducted the world's first space docking.
Perhaps the new film will make people see how significantly reduced the momentum to space exploration since the days of this momentous lunar flight. Although NASA is still seeking to return astronauts to the moon.