Richard Linklater Movie About the 1969 Moon Landing in Development

Richard Linklater is a film-maker of some note, as shown by the fact that he has won Golden Globes, British Academy Film Awards, as well as other awards and accolades. To some people, he should be best-known for his making of Before Sunrise and its two follow-ups. However, it should be mentioned that Linklater has made a number of other well-known movies as well, with examples such as Slacker and School of Rock. Summed up, it should come as no surprise to learn that there is a fair amount of interest in what Linklater is involved with, which in turn, ensures that said information spreads to interested individuals with remarkable speed.

For those who are curious, Linklater is making a movie about the summer of 1969, which was when Neil Armstrong and two others landed upon the moon for the first time in human history. However, it is interesting to note that the movie won’t be using the perspective of one of the people involved in the Apollo program. Instead, it will be told from the perspective of a boy from Houston, which is where NASA is situated. As a result, Linklater’s movie promises to provide something new, which could interest those who have had positive reactions to his previous movies.

With that said, not too much information has been revealed about Linklater’s movie at this point in time, perhaps because there isn’t much that can be revealed. After all, one of Linklater’s announcements regarding the movie suggests that it is still in the earliest stages of the development process, meaning that there is still some time before the movie can be expected to land on the movie screen.

Regardless, said announcement is that Linklater as well as the other people involved in the making of the movie are interested in seeing not just photos but also film footage from Houston in the 1960s, which is why they are inviting interested individuals to send those in. What is most interesting is that they aren’t just interested in material involving the space race but also material involving all aspects of Houstonian life in that particular period of time, which makes sense considering the perspective that will be used for the movie. Unfortunately, not much information has been revealed about how the material will be used, save that it could end up seeing use in the movie that is being made.

Summed up, Linklater is making a movie about the Apollo program. To be exact, Linklater is making a movie about the historic landing on the moon. However, whereas other filmmakers would have focused on the people who were involved in the Apollo program, Linklater has made the choice to focus on the people who were watching the event from their homes in Houston, which is something new. At this point in time, there is no way to tell what the end result will look like, but considering Linklater’s previous work, it might be worth it to keep an eye out for further news in the time to come.

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