Okay, so forget everything you learned watching “Capricorn One” — you know, the 1978 movie which posited that NASA staged the moon landing on a sound stage with James Brolin and O.J. Simpson. If that were true, “Apollo 18″ — hitting theaters on Sept. 2 — just wouldn’t be possible.
In the movie, which consists mainly of “found” footage (found in the same sense that the film in “Paranormal Activity” was found), NASA didn’t end the Apollo program with the Dec. 17, 1972 launch of Apollo 17. Instead, a secret 18th mission was undertaken — one dogged by mysterious things that go bump on the dark side of the moon.
According to a press release from the Weinstein Company, NASA denies the film’s authenticity. Decide for yourself by watching this first “official” trailer: