Check Out Aaron Eckhart in Battle: Los Angeles

Published 5 years ago by , Updated December 30th, 2009 at 7:08 am,

battle los angeles movie Check Out Aaron Eckhart in Battle: Los Angeles

I like Aaron Eckhart and I’m actually looking forward to his next movie where he leads a platoon of Marines against… aliens! How can that not be good? The film is called Battle: Los Angeles and the title says it all (except the aliens part).

Ekchart was cast as the lead back in November of 2008, following the success of The Dark Knight and this summer, it was announced that Michelle Rodriguez, Michael Pena and Bridget Moynahan would be joining the fight as well, alongside Ramon Rodriguez (TF2: Revenge of the Fallen) and R&B singer–songwriter/record producer/actor, Ne-Yo.

Two new photos surfaced over the holidays for the sci-fi action flick; one depicting Eckhart in battle attire and the other of an explosion.

battle los angeles set explosion alien attack Check Out Aaron Eckhart in Battle: Los Angeles

When hostile aliens invade, they go straight to blowing up LA

battle los angeles aaron eckhart Check Out Aaron Eckhart in Battle: Los Angeles

Aaron Eckhart in uniform with his troops

If you’re curious as to what expect from this movie, Eckhart described that Battle: Los Angeles will be shot as a combination “Black Hawk Down meets Alien” in a very doc-style manner, a cool concept for this story that works for me.

As for the synopsis,

“When unknown forces put the City of Angels under attack, it’s up to a Marine staff sergeant (Aaron Eckhart) and his new platoon to come to the rescue. As the invasion hits the streets of L.A., the Marines become our first and last line of defense against a highly powerful enemy.”

I can’t deny that I’m excited for this movie. I need to wait until I see what these aliens and their vehicles (UFOs?) will look like along with the style for which it will be shot, but for now I’m hopeful.

What do you think?

Battle: Los Angeles is directed by Jonathan Liebesman and is scheduled to open February 18, 2011.

Sources: manwithscaryspouse (via i09), Jonathan Hoff (via /Film)

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  1. @ 790, I don’t think this is like Cloverfield at all; perhaps District 9 from what we’re hearing, but no handicam first person survival stuff.

    The Black Hawk Down-Alien reference came from Ekhart.

    @ Vic,

    I’m more concerned with why the aliens are attacking LA. What about the rest of the world? Perhaps it is worldwide but the story focuses on this one particular region and battle?

  2. @Rob

    Maybe the Aliens have finally had it with the lousy movies coming out of LA and are being transmitted into space. 8)


  3. Causes of the conflict may not even be addressed or in a peripheral way leaving us to guess deeper motivations. “Roadside Picnic” was like that. You didn’t know why the aliens came what their motivation was, nothing. Their were no alien conflicts in it, no face offs. We knew only that they left some things behind. The audience is left to figure out the nature of those things and give meaning to them. These areas were called zones and they were dangerous. People went in and never came back. Those that did make it out either brought interesting strange artifacts or stories with them.

  4. dude resistance springs to mind

    i know that was the past, still this is going to be awesome

    and shame on sony or whoever makes the resistance games. they should of been planning a film of some sort long ago.

  5. I wrote an article about alien films on my blog..And this proves one of my points..why in the heck would aliens choose Los Angeles, or AMERICA for that reason, to launch their attack on the world? I know..cause they can make a freakin movie about it! wow

  6. True Hank1914, it would be much easier to infiltrate our leaders in power and use them to slowly imprison those that resist change and or pollute the food, and water to slowly make us weak and non confrontational.

    Meanwhile like in “V” the aliens could trick the population through mass media into embracing change, and use that to further divide the population until marshall law reigns and old institutions are crushed…

    The population is enslaved, game over!

    But that would never happen,,, ;-)


  7. I agree 790. Would be much more logical.

  8. @790 – got change? heh

  9. You can tell from reading the comments on any given Transformer’s review that fluoride works!

    And I’m not talking about oral heath,,,