Houston, TX - Anonymous sources at NASA have revealed that the Wachowski Brothers, famous for the Matrix series, have been hired to fake the next generation of moon landings late in the next decade.
The new series of landings is expected to have a number of spectacular firsts, including the first self-propelled rocket flight, a game of slow motion low gravity touch football, the first Moon Pie actually baked on the moon, a lunar "Speed Racer" instead of the old buggy and, for the ladies, a hot steamy love scene in the lander with a female astronaut or two.
A source close to the brothers speaking not for attribution said "The Wachowski's are planning to use modern technology to both extend and greatly improve on the quality of the special effects designed by Stanley Kubrick for the Apollo series of landings, and by George Lucas for the International Space Station. They will be using a much larger studio, make significant use of CGI, and using more accomplished actors in the starring roles."
Early collaborations are reported to have been sought with Industrial Light and Magic, Frank Oz, and Sony Pictures Imageworks. Stephen Hawking has been hired as a technical consultant to avoid the embarrassing glitches of the Apollo series such as the waving flag, the lack of stars, and the obviously fake lighting and camera angles. "This time, expect a sky full of stars, spectacular lunar vistas, with extremely high pixel resolution, and extremely accurate computer generated shadowing", said our source.
Keanu Reeves is being considered for a major recurring role, and Michelle Pfeiffer will be cast as hot, horny, man-obsessed MILFstronaut. Of course their faces will need to be altered by motion capture animation in the final cut to hide their true identities.
Also in the early planning stages, but awaiting an executive producer, is a Mars mission for the late 2020's or early 2030's.