Timur Bekmambetov producing secret sci-fi flick

Apollo 18 could hit cinemas in March

The Weinstein company have picked up a super-secret alien movie produced by Timur Bekmambetov.

As announced by Deadline, Bekmambetov, the director of Nightwatch and Wanted, is producing Apollo 18, a found-footage sci-fi thriller that takes its name from a cancelled shuttle mission.

This extraterrestrial thriller has crept into production extremely quietly, and will apparently be released in US cinemas on March 4 2011. The stealthy sci-fi has obviously taken the lead from Cloverfield, which also snuck in under the radar.

The release date gives Apollo 18 the chance to get in ahead of the glut of found-footage sci-fiers due out next year, including Super 8, and Oren Paranormal Activity Peli's Area 51.

The premise, and the based-on-fact angle, are certainly intriguing, and we'll be keeping a close eye on this one. Bekmambetov's next directing gig will be Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, which is set for release in 2012.

Source: Deadline

So, are you stoked about this secret project, or getting weary of all the found-footage being dug up by cinemas? Have your say below.

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