Armstrong Movie In The Works

Universal Puts First Man on the Moon, Coming Soon

"Universal has acquired nonfiction novel "First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong" and will turn it into a film about the first person to set foot on the moon, says Variety. NASA historian James R. Hansen got rare direct access to Armstrong, a test pilot-turned-astronaut who was so driven to reach the moon and play the role of American hero that he became known as "the Ice Commander."

Reader note: "Holy smokes. Alan Shepard was the Ice Commander, not Neil Armstrong"

Reader note: "Re: the Armstong movie. At least a couple posters on that site caught the factual errors in the PR release for the movie, i.e., about the LM hatch and the "ice commander" tag. More Hollywood crapola."

Reader note: "While its true that Shepard was known as the "Icy commander", some of Armstrong's fellow astronauts came to calling him the "ice commander" after Gemini 8, per "First Man" (page 436 in the softcover edition). That aside, there were some inaccuracies in the Variety article (on which the Coming Soon story was based), and those I understand were the result of Nicole Perlman (no relation) being misunderstood/misquoted. - Robert Pearlman"

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