First Man: It’s a tribute to the great astronaut Neil Alden Armstrong
Neil Alden Armstrong was 39 at the time of landing on the moon on 20 July 1969. He was 75 at the time of launch of his first book First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong in 2005. Neil A. Armstrong died at 82 on 25 August 2012 and his first movie released on 31 August 2018.But the movie originally started in 2003 a little before the launch of the book.
The making of the First Man
In early 2003, actor-director Clint Eastwood started the movie in collaboration with Warner Bros. Eastwood has earlier directed and acted in the space-themed movie Space Cowboys in early 2000 but the First Man movie got stuck in development hell and it couldn’t take off despite Neil A. Armstrong taking interest in the movie. It was only after the young director Damien Chazelle took over the project that film came out of the development tangle.
The First Man Neil Alden Armstrong
The film shows the real Neil A. Armstrong called among the greatest of American heroes. Based on the book, …