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Washington D.C. – Aiming to reproduce his success “remaking” the original Star Wars trilogy, Hollywood director J.J. Abrams was chosen today, IIT sources reveal, to head NASA’s planned remake of the highly publicized cult classic “The Apollo Program”. Planned for release in 2024, NASA currently is advertising this project as an actual manned mission to the moon in the same manner as it did in 1969 to such success that many still think it was real. But doing so convincingly will require a lot more work than it did in the 1960s and for this Abrams is perfect for the job.

Past success at expanding upon past plot tropes while adding from the latest and greatest of modern special effects, a more diverse cast, and a commitment to fix past plot holes worked well for Abrams with Star Wars. And, as this new project, is effectively a scaled-down version of Star Wars, Abrams is best suited and highly qualified for this venture. Planned for release in 2024, NASA is following its 1960s method of staging the movie’s production as reality again, in what they call “Return to the Moon” as a working title. But as word has gotten out about their attempts at continuing the “Moon Landing” franchise on film as opposed to fact, NASA’s new venture and all the actors who participate in it bears a greater risk than the original producers, likely contributing then to their official denial that he is involved.

While NASA, of course, is not revealing plot details of what will happen in this new venture, the choice of Abrams as opposed to, for example, a more controversial Rian Johnson, means themes like an inflight emergency on one mission (Apollo 13), a decision to abandon going to the moon near the end of the story, and a “space race” subplot will likely feature quite prominently.

NASA has released details of their vehicle plans for the mission, that which they are presenting as a planned fact, and already the similarities between their 1969 film and the present plan are quite evident. See here the vehicles in an early concept poster:

Look’s just like the original, right?

At press time, it has been confirmed that NASA will once again use the expensive method of building and launching an empty rocket as cover for the project actually being just filming.