There are some conspiracy theorists who believe that Apollo 11 never made it the moon, and that legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick was part of a secret government team who staged the entire event in a studio. For anyone who has seen the documentary “Room 237,” there are some who think the director left clues about his involvement throughout “The Shining.” No matter what you believe, it’s a good yarn, and the basis for the upcoming “Moonwalkers.” Today we have an exclusive clip from the film.
Directed by Antoine Bardou-Jacquet, and starring Ron Perlman, Rupert Grint, and Robert Sheehan, the action-comedy presents the wild story of the con that fooled the entire world. Here’s the official synopsis:
What if Apollo 11 never actually made it? What if, in reality, Stanley Kubrick secretly shot the famous images of the moon landing in a studio, working for the US administration? This is the premise of a totally plausible conspiracy theory that takes us to swinging sixties London, where a stubborn CIA agent (Ron Perlman a.k.a. Hellboy) will never find Kubrick but instead is forced to team up with Rupert Grint’s lousy manager of a seedy rock band to develop the biggest con of all time, in this riotous, high-tempo action-comedy.
“Moonwalkers” makes its World Premiere tonight at SXSW. Be sure to follow @wearepartizan for more.