Neil Armstrong Biopic Planned April 3, 2008 Victor Maynard is a middle-aged, solitary assassin, who lives to please his formidable mother, Louisa, despite his own peerless reputation for lethal efficiency. His professional routine is interrupted when he finds himself drawn to one of his intended victims, Rose. He spares her life, unexpectedly acquiring a young apprentice in the process, Tony. Believing Victor to be a private detective, his two new companions tag along, while he attempts to thwart the murderous attentions of his unhappy client. A new biopic of the first man on the moon Neil Armstrong is in the works. The film will be based on NASA historian James R Hansen’s book First Man: The Life Of Neil A Armstrong, which had rare direct access to the man himself. Nicole Perlman is writing the script, which will chronicle the life of the reclusive space explorer. “The closer he got to the moon, the further away he became from his family,” Perlman told Variety. “He had a family tragedy before Apollo that turned him into this driven astronaut, and he became such a perfect hero that while Buzz Aldrin was announced to be the first man on the moon, NASA reversed its decision because Neil was regarded as more heroic.” TIDBIT: Armstrong was the only moon lander not to participate in last year’s ‘In The Shadow of the Moon’ flick. The film runs in the IFI as part of their education programme later this month.