Director Damien Chazelle and Ryan Gosling already explored jazz in La La Land, and now they’re reteaming for the other great frontier: Space. The upcoming film is called First Man, and is said by the studio to be “the riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969.
First Man is purportedly a “visceral, first-person account” of Armstrong and NASA’s successful (sorry for the spoiler) effort to tread on the face of the moon. There’s a trailer out now for the film that calls that effort “the most dangerous mission in history,” which I suppose is one way of looking at it. Here it is:
First Man takes one small step into theaters, one giant leap into our hearts on October 12th, 2018, when it will naturally be available in large formats like IMAX. Presumably, a film about Buzz Aldrin waiting in the capsule is soon to follow.