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Now the director of Independence Day wants to crash the Moon into Earth

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The irony of Independence Day: Resurgence ads, which keep saying those aliens "messed with the wrong planet," is that they appear to completely destroy the planet, which probably means they messed with the right planet after all. But these days, nobody is messing with our planet more than ID: Resurgence director Roland Emmerich, who Slashfilm reports just had his sci-fi movie Moonfall picked up by Universal Pictures. What is Moonfall about, you ask? It is about the Moon falling into the Earth.

Nevermind the fact that this was sort of a sub-plot of the 2002 remake of The Time Machine -- could you have picked a more obvious name for a movie? And do we really need another whole movie about things colliding with our already-dying planet? Emmerich thinks the answer is "yes," and if Moonfall ever reaches theaters, expect it to showcase "an unlikely band of misfits who must unite to save humanity." If that sounds familiar it's because that movie has been made every year since they started making movies, half of them featuring either Tommy Lee Jones or Billy Bob Thornton.

Moonfall joins a proud lineage of literal movie titles, including Toy Story, We Bought A Zoo, Snakes on a Plane, Edward ScissorhandsHarold and Kumar Go To White Castle, and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, or as it's affectionately known, Jamesfall.


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