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Timur Bekmambetov producing secret sci-fi flick

The Weinstein company have picked up a super-secret alien movie produced by Timur Bekmambetov.

As announced by Deadline, Bekmambetov, the director of Nightwatch and Wanted , is producing Apollo 18 , a found-footage sci-fi thriller that takes its name from a cancelled shuttle mission.

This extraterrestrial thriller has crept into production extremely quietly, and will apparently be released in US cinemas on March 4 2011. The stealthy sci-fi has obviously taken the lead from Cloverfield , which also snuck in under the radar.

The release date gives Apollo 18 the chance to get in ahead of the glut of found-footage sci-fiers due out next year, including Super 8 , and Oren Paranormal Activity Peli's Area 51 .

The premise, and the based-on-fact angle, are certainly intriguing, and we'll be keeping a close eye on this one. Bekmambetov's next directing gig will be Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter , which is set for release in 2012.

Source: Deadline

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