First Man is making it’s debut this week at the Venice Film Festival, but for everyone else, we’re getting a brand new trailer showcasing the drama behind the first moon landing.
This is a pretty tense, and great, trailer. What I’m enjoying the most about it, is how great a job it does of making it seem so daunting/scary. It’s a piece of history now and been done plenty times since, so capturing the fear/anxiety of being the first people to land on the moon is exactly what this movie needs to keep the tension ramped up. Based off this trailer, it’s succeeding.
On the heels of their six-time Academy Award®-winning smash, La La Land, Oscar®-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for Universal Pictures’ First Man, the riveting story behind the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight. A visceral and intimate account told from Armstrong’s perspective, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the film explores the triumphs and the cost—on Armstrong, his family, his colleagues and the nation itself—of one of the most dangerous missions in history.
First Man arrives in theaters on October 12, 2018.