Director Set For In the Event of a Moon Disaster Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 06.25.2014
An alternate reality film...
FilmNation has announced that The Help's Tate Taylor will direct the upcoming film In the Event of a Moon Disaster. Taylor will direct and produce alongside his production partner John Norris. The script was written by Mike Jones.
When Pulitzer Prize winning author and presidential speechwriter William Safire died in 2009, a speech called "In 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.
Casting has begun, with principal photography set to begin in early 2015.