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Neil Armstrong's Story to Be Told in "First Man"

Discussion in 'Tech, Science, and Space' started by Robby, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. Robby

    Robby The Robot

    Jul 28, 2004
    Universal has acquired the rights to "First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong," a nonfiction book by NASA historian James R. Hansen. Nicole Perlman, the recently-hired screenwriter, told Variety:
    The closer he got to the moon, the further away he became from his family. He had a family tragedy before Apollo that turned him into this driven astronaut, and he became such a perfect hero that while Buzz Aldrin was announced to be the first man on the moon, NASA reversed its decision because Neil was regarded as more heroic.
    Perlman isn't new to NASA-themed screenplays. She recently wrote a script called "Challenger," which is about the investigation of the destruction of the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger. Nathaniel Kahn ("My Architect") is set to direct that project.

    Armstrong could be an interesting subject since he was so notoriously cold and distant from people. Variety points out that he was known as "the Ice Commander" and that once he returned to Earth he ignored his considerable fame and resumed a very private, almost reclusive life with his family.
    -David Morgan

    (Via Filmwad)
  2. edott

    edott last Lion in Baton Rouge

    Feb 16, 2006
    Bato Rouge
    Another Movie that i will have to see. I can only hope that it gives our space program a boost.

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