First trailer for Halle Berry and John Bradley's space disaster movie Moonfall

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What would happen if the Moon was knocked from its orbit and fell on Earth? Nothing good, that's for sure.

Space disaster movie Moonfall explores the dramatic lead-up to a catastrophic impact with our only natural satellite.

The Halle Berry-led space film unveiled its first trailer today (September 2), and it looks every bit as nerve-wracking as it sounds.

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Photo credit: Lionsgate

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Berry plays a former NASA astronaut who thinks she can save the planet. Except no one seems to believe her, expect for a fellow astronaut played by The Conjuring's Patrick Wilson and a conspiracy theorist portrayed by Game of Thrones' John Bradley.

As per the official synopsis: "A mysterious force knocks the Moon from its orbit around Earth and sends it hurtling on a collision course with life as we know it.

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"With mere weeks before impact and the world on the brink of annihilation, NASA executive and former astronaut Jo Fowler (Berry) is convinced she has the key to saving us all – but only one astronaut from her past, Brian Harper (Wilson) and conspiracy theorist KC Houseman (Bradley) believe her.

"These unlikely heroes will mount an impossible last-ditch mission into space, leaving behind everyone they love, only to find out that our Moon is not what we think it is."

Co-written and directed by Roland Emmerich, Moonfall also stars Charlie Plummer, Michael Peña and Donald Sutherland.

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Photo credit: Getty Images

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Earlier this year, Emmerich opened up on making the movie during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"As an independent movie it wasn’t easy to overcome $5-6M at least in COVID costs. That's a big hole. We had to find a bank to finance us. We were plain sailing at the start of last year but then we had to immediately shut down due to the pandemic," the filmmaker told Deadline.

"There was a lot of back and forth between insurance companies and banks. It was a miracle this movie happened at all. We got it done but it took a lot longer than I thought it would."

Moonfall is set to be released on February 4, 2022.

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