New ‘Moonfall’ Trailer Showcases What Would Happen if the Moon Came Too Close to Earth

Starring Halle Berry and Patrick Wilson.

IGN Entertainment just unveiled the first teaser trailer for Roland Emmerich’s upcoming disaster film, Moonfall.

As the trailer starts, we’re greeted with a tagline that gives us a hint at the plot of the film: “In the year 2022, the Moon will come to us.”

When mysterious force shifts the Moon out of orbit and into a destructive path towards Earth, the movie centers on NASA executive and former astronaut Jo Fowler (Halle Berry), who believes she can save the planet. She enlists the help of fellow astronaut Brian Harper (Patrick Wilson), and a conspiracy theorist, K.C. Houseman (John Bradley), to accompany her on a last-ditch space mission to stop the moon that’s on a destructive collision course towards earth.

Last week during CinemaCon, Lionsgate shared a first look at the film’s opening scene, which showed Berry and Wilson’s characters fixing a broken satellite hit by lunar debris in the year 2011.

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The film, which Emmerich wrote with Harald Kloser and Spenser Cohen, also stars Michael Peña, Charlie Plummer, Kelly Yu, Eme Ikwuakor, Carolina Bartczak and Donald Sutherland.

This also isn’t Emmerich first dive into a disaster film; the director first established his expertise in the genre with Independence Day in 1996, before owning films such as The Day After Tomorrow and 2012. Moonfall will premiere on February 4, 2022. You can watch the full trailer in the player above. Lastly, for more entertainment news, Studio Ghibli & Pixar Cause A Frenzy With Hints of a New Movie Collaboration.