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.

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

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)