Sci-fi as a genre might be dead as an American film genre, but is there a place for a sci-non-fi film about the life of Niel Armstrong.
Universal Studios (which seems like an appropriate choice...I can see the big globe now, zooming out into space in the opening credits) has picked up rights to the biography of Neil Armstrong by James R. Hansen called First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong. (The screenplay apparently is being written by Nicole Perlman, who's former credits seem "spacey").
Obviously the success of a film like this lies in casting, promotion, and timing...and maybe while interest in "the space race" seems to have deminished, if pushed and done in the right ways, who knows...it could be a great film. It certainly is a part of Americana that hasn't had it's own dedicated film, although I instantly picture the archive footage of the moon walk from the movies Forrest Gump and Apollo 13.
I'll be really curious to see who they cast. Just as long as it's not Emile Hirsch of Shia Labeouf. They're everywhere!