'Apollo 18' Aims to Open Up an Alien Conspiracy… Is It Real or is It Fake?
By Brad Brevet
Have you heard of this upcoming movie called Apollo 18 from The Weinstein Co. and director Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego? It's a mockumentary feature produced by Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) that will be shot in the Paranormal Activity/The Last Exorcism found-footage style, purporting to depict lost recordings from Apollo 18's mysterious mission to our lunar friend where, suffice to say, something very, very bad happened to the crew.
My assumption is it's going to be sold to audiences much like The Fourth Kind was, as if it is 100% real as it does revolve around a very real conspiracy theory, which appears to revolve around the final Apollo mission, the Apollo–Soyuz Test Project, a joint U.S. and Russian space effort. The movie appears to be referring to it as Apollo 18 and is suggesting cancelled Apollo missions 19 and 20 actually took place.
Additionally, the film promises to use archival footage from the missions that have been online for some time including the following video, said to be footage of Apollo 20 capturing video footage of an alien spaceship on the moon prior to its landing. The craft first appears in the video below around the 3:12 mark.
But wait! This, of course, isn't the end of the story. A man by the name of William Rutledge claims to have been an astronaut aboard Apollo 20 and on top of capturing the footage above says he went into the spaceship as well as found a "city" and a little something else.