Beyond Apollo on Screen Crush
Screen Crush just posted an article about the recent casting developments with BEYOND APOLLO. Here’s an excerpt from the piece -
If you’re looking for a great science fiction story, look to the 1970s. No decade has ever been more full of incredible sci-fi and for every Phillip K. Dick book that’s been optioned, there are a couple dozen great reads just waiting for the Hollywood treatment. Now, the controversial 1972 novel ‘Beyond Apollo‘ is heading for the big screen, with Bill Pullman and Scott Speedman leading the cast.
The adaptation is the passion project of music video director Michael Grodner, who had been trying to get the film off the ground for years. The film’s extremely cool website, which has been online for years as part of Grodner’s attempt to raise funding, has this synopsis:
“The first two-man mission to Venus is aborted in mid-flight and abruptly returns back to Earth. When rescue crews go to retrieve the space capsule, they make a startling discovery: The Captain is missing – there is no sign of his body whatsoever – and strangely enough, the lone surviving astronaut has no clue about what took place.
Beyond Apollo tells the riveting story of when that astronaut, Harry Evans, returns to earth and must answer to the authorities about what really happened on board the doomed flight to Venus. His mind-bending struggle to figure that out is a harrowing journey through the possibilities: Was the Captain murdered? Did he commit suicide? Or were alien beings responsible for his demise? The answer, as Evans will eventually discover, is far more terrifying than anything he could possibly imagine.”
You can read the rest of the article here.