The trailer for Richard Linklater (Boyhood) Netflix film Apollo 10 ½: A Space Age Childhood just dropped. Along with Linklater, producers include Mike Blizzard, Tommy Pallotta, Femke Wolting, Bruno Felix. John Sloss will serve as executive producer.
Animated in the vain as A Scanner Darkly, one of his earlier films, Apollo 10 ½: A Space Age Childhood tells the story of the first moon landing in the summer of 1969 from two interwoven perspectives – the astronaut and mission control view of the triumphant moment, and through the eyes of a kid growing up in Houston, Texas who has intergalactic dreams of his own. Taking inspiration from Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Richard Linklater’s own life, it’s a snapshot of American life in the 1960s that is part coming of age, part societal commentary, and part out-of-this-world adventure.
When asked about his inspiration for the film, Linklater commented, “Eighteen years ago, I was pulling out memories of 2nd grade to help me construct the narrative of Boyhood’s second year. Even though that movie is a celebration of the non-extraordinary, it became clear to me I had lived through and close to something truly extraordinary – the grandest and most enduring engineering feat in human history. I think it took decades for us to fully process that the Apollo program and walking on the moon was the apex because we’d all believed it was just a great beginning. “
In addition to Jack Black, and Zachary Levi, the film also stars Milo Coy, Lee Eddy, Bill Wise, Natalie L’Amoreaux, Josh Wiggins, Sam Chipman, Jessica Brynn Cohen, and Danielle Guilbot.
Watch the full trailer above.
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