Fifty-one years to the day since the Apollo 11 space launch, Netflix has revealed that Richard Linklater will produce an animated feature on the subject. Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Adventure will mix animation and live action, and will be released by Netflix.
Here is the synopsis:
Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Adventure tells the story of the first moon landing in the summer of 1969 from two interwoven perspectives. It captures both the astronaut and mission control view of the triumphant moment and the lesser-seen bottom-up perspective of what it was like from an excited kid’s perspective, living near NASA but mostly watching it on tv like hundreds of millions of others. It’s ultimately both an exacting recreation of this special moment in history and a kid’s fantasy about being plucked from his average life in suburbia to secretly train for a covert mission to the moon.
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