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Following the success of [i]9/11 The Twin Towers[/i] and [i]Diana - The Last Days of a Princess[/i], Dangerous Films are proud to announce their latest major special, [i]Moon Shot[/i].
This thrilling, glossy drama follows our journey to the moon, revealing the untold inside story behind the heroism and the technology. For the first time in the history of our species, we walked upon another celestial body. With pin-sharp factual accuracy, Dangerous Films will take audiences there once more.
This major international co-production between Discovery Channel, ProSieben and TF1 is in preproduction, and will film in the new year. Featuring a witty and dynamic script from a major drama writer, stunning access and intelligent direction, MOON SHOT will be one of the landmark television events of 2009.
With the factual drama [i]Moon Shot[/i], Dangerous Films have secured their first ITV1 commission. Controller of Popular Factual, Jo Clinton-Davis has confirmed the UK broadcaster will join partners ProSieben and TF1.
Drawing on the pioneering special effects techniques and lavish production values of [i]9/11: The Twin Towers[/i] and [i]D-Day 9.9.1944[/i], the feature-length programme celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the Moon landing. The special uses powerful reconstruction written by award-winning writer Tony Basgallop, state of the art CGI, incisive interviews, breath-taking HD archive, and an established relationship with NASA.
Dangerous Films' highly respected track record for landmark event television lends itself perfectly to this project. With a primetime Emmy nomination and Grierson & RTS shortlisting for [i]9/11: The Twin Towers[/i], [i]Moon Shot[/i] looks set to be one of the most talked-about specials of 2009.
History Channel has been confirmed as the US partners for the major drama special, [i]Moon Shot[/i]. Head of Creative Content at Dangerous, Richard Dale, said, "The Apollo 11 moon landing is one of America's greatest triumphs. It is thrilling therefore to have an American partner on board. The History Channel with its excellent reputation in dealing with recent historical events is a perfect home for this project."
"The History Channel is delighted to join Dangerous Films on this exciting project celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing", said Susan Werbe, Vice President, Programming, The History Channel. "In 1969, the whole world watched this dramatic and courageous feat. In 2009, we expect the world to watch again as we dazzle viewers with newly enhanced HD images and enlighten viewers as to the inside story of [i]Moon Shot[/i]."
Mike Kemp, Dangerous Films' Managing Director, added: "It has been our ambition to partner with History Channel for a long time. It is great news that [i]Moon Shot[/i] has provided the opportunity to bring together our two respected factual brands."
The special is currently in pre-production, and will shoot in 2008.
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