"Apollo 18" Trailer Viewed 4.3 Million Times in a Week
Mon, 07 Mar 2011 10:14:38
Only a week ago, Dimension Films premiered the trailer to the upcoming space thriller Apollo 18, comprised of found footage from the previously unknown Apollo 18 mission, and it has already generated huge buzz among filmgoers. In less than a week following its debut, the trailer has logged an astounding 4.3 million views. Holy to the shit! That is a lot of eyeballs.
Dimension Films' Bob Weinstein attributed the excitement around the film to the public's fascination with secrets, saying: "People intrinsically know there are secrets being held from us. Look at WikiLeaks: There are secrets that are really true to the world. It's not bogus. We didn't shoot anything, we found it. Found baby!” Apollo 18 hits the multiplex on April 22nd. I have watched the trailer 10 times, so 10 of those 4.3 million views are attributable to me! April 22nd can't get here soon enough.
Here is some background info for Apollo 18: Officially, Apollo 17, launched December 17th, 1972 was the last manned mission to the moon. But a year later, in December of 1973, two American astronauts were sent on a secret mission to the moon funded by the US Department of Defense. What you are about to see is the actual footage which the astronauts captured on that mission. While NASA denies its authenticity, others say it's the real reason we've never gone back to the moon.
Watch it here.
Did you watch the Apollo 18 trailer yet?