Tate Taylor had a big hit with The Help, but we’re still waiting for his follow-up, Get On Up, a biopic of James Brown (oh, and Tate is gay, if you didn’t know). However he’s already planning what he’s going to do next, as TheWrap reports that he’s set to helm In the Event of a Moon Disaster.
The movie is set in an alternate history when things go terribly wrong for the 1969 moon landings.
Although that might seem a little tacky, the idea for the script, by Mike Jones, came from a real-life speech found in the papers of Pulitzer Prize winning author and former presidential speechwriter William Safire. Safire, who passed away in 2009, penned ‘In Event of Moon Disaster’ so that Richard Nixon would have had a ready made response if Apollo 11 had resulted in tragedy.
It just goes to show – politicians like to be prepared for everything.
There’s no news on when it might shoot.