A new documentary set to be released in time for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing next month is described as, “the definitive story of Neil Armstrong”
Armstrong is set to be released on July 12 in the US. The documentary combines never-before-seen home movies with still images and footage from NASA archives. In addition to the historical footage, it includes interviews with key Apollo personnel and commentary from the baritone voice of Han Solo, I mean Harrison Ford.
The documentary is just one of many projects to tackle the historic event in the past year. Late last year, Universal Pictures released First Man, a biopic starring Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong. Earlier this year, Neon released the Apollo 11 documentary that combined astonishing restored footage with a breathtaking soundtrack to create a critically acclaimed film. As of writing, Apollo 11 holds an impressive 98% on Rotten Tomatoes and 8.4 on IMDb and has become a must-watch for any spaceflight enthusiast.
Armstong will, however, explore a new aspect of the historic event, the reluctant hero’s largely private life.