It's a smart idea, and one they can totally play around with by trying to convince moviegoers that the canceled trip to the moon may have really happened and our government covered it up. Teenagers these days barely remember the names of any of the folks who traveled to the moon anyway, and so it shouldn't be hard to use some good old fashioned viral trickery to sell a few extra tickets.
The one problem the film may have is that it looks ridiculously claustrophobic, and there's not a whole lot you can do based on the rules they set up. The spaceship is tight, the astronauts are limited in where they can go and how much they can move, and the cameras onboard the ship that look to be doing most of the work here can only give us so much in terms of payoff. So, essentially, we are relying a lot on the actors to sell the tension, the scares and the sci-fi element, which could totally work and could totally not work. Here's hoping for the former.
Watch the trailer after the jump and let us know what you think. 'Apollo 18' hits theaters on April 22nd.
Or watch it in HD over at Apple