Kind of like when the Church huffed and puffed over The Da Vinci Code, NASA wants the public to know the film Apollo 18 holds no ground in truth.
The film, which perpetuates the thought of government conspiracy and extraterrestrial nightmares, claims to hold footage leaked to the media revealing what really happened in 1972.
Apollo 18's trailer (watch above) reads:
In 1972, the United States sent two astronauts on a secret mission to the moon. Despite decades of denial by NASA and the Department of Defense, classified footage of the mission was leaked to the media.
But NASA's liaison for media, Bert Ulrich, sounds off:
Apollo 18 is not a documentary,. The film is a work of fiction, and we always knew that. We were minimally involved with this picture. We never even saw a rough cut. The idea of portraying the Apollo 18 mission as authentic is simply a marketing ploy. Perhaps a bit of a Blair Witch Project strategy to generate hype.
Okay, clearly the film isn't real, but films like these do raise certain questions.
Hmm, what do U think guys?