Having saved Vincenzo Natali’s creative feature Splice from a DTV demise, it looks like Joel Silver’s Dark Castle Entertainment has savaged another film – this time keeping it from disappearing altogether.

The Hollywood Reporter brings news that the “found footage” project Dark Moon, which was put into turnaround by Warner Bros. when they learned of a film with a similar-sounding premise (the Timur Bekmambetov-produced Apollo 18) was being made by the Weinstein Co.

Having been brought to the attention of producer Joel Silver, Dark Moon is now happily back on track and will be distributed by Warner (oh the irony!).

The sci-fi thriller (which began life as a spec script by Olatunde Osunsanmi),  is set to begin filming this winter.