Richard Linklater Drops Trailer For Sci-Fi Film ‘Apollo 10 1/2’

‘Boyhood’ director Richard Linklater drops the trailer for his next film ‘Apollo 10 1/2’ that covers the topic of the Apollo 11 moon landing mission, but with the animated style that was featured in his movie ‘A Scanner Darkly.’
Linklater directed, wrote, and co-produced the film which stars Glen Powell, Jack Black, Zachary Levi, and Josh Wiggins. The movie will have a small release at the SXSW convention on March 13, 2022 before going to Netflix on April 1, 2022.
You can watch the trailer below:

Linklater spoke with IndieWire about the film saying, “It was two years well-spent. We had to edit, then do the animation. It was so good to be so focused. No one was working on anything else, and this was such a fun thing to be working on.”
“It’s not point-by-point autobiographical, but parts of it. My dad didn’t work at NASA, but I had friends whose parents did. I just thought it would be funny — a job at NASA that just wasn’t glamorous. But the numbers are staggering: 400,000 people worked on the program. It’s the largest non-military undertaking in world history. There were 20-something thousand businesses contracted by NASA. Then 600 million people watched the moon landing on TV,” he said.
“My big idea here was while we have a lot of movies about astronauts and their big missions, what about a film that really captures what it was like to be alive,” Linklater continued. “What was it like to be adjacent to all that? Being a kid, that’s the autobiographical part. I was between second and third grade when they walked on the moon. For the movie, I kicked it up to fourth grade, because I wanted to work with slightly more mature kids. But fourth grade is still kid-like. It’s all over in fifth grade. There’s a big change that happens there. But the kid, Stanley, has a fantasy of walking on the moon in the movie. That was a fantasy I had.”
The film is co-produced with Netflix animation.

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