A surprise hit at San Diego Comic-Con this summer, Jonathan Liebesman’s Battle: Los Angeles earned itself some well-deserved positive buzz and continued to do so across larger audiences with its first official trailer a few weeks back. Another installment to the recent onslaught of alien invasion films, Battle: Los Angeles is based on famous historical UFO sightings and events such as the 1942 LA incident where an unidentified aircraft entered military airspace and was subject to artillery fire.
A second Battle: Los Angeles trailer has been released by Columbia Pictures and it begins with an explanation of these events, followed by a powerful teaser for the upcoming film which focuses on the worldwide consequences of the alien attack.
The movie also goes by the title of World Invasion: Battle LA internationally and stars Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Bridget Moynahan, Michael Peña and Lucas Till. Here’s the latest teaser:
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Battle: Los Angeles’ early 2011 release date positions it before competing alien invasion films such as the comedy Paul (if that even counts), Jon Favreau’s Cowboys & Aliens, Michael Bay’s Transformers 3 and the August release of The Darkest Hour. This of course, is after this year’s recent alien movies which include Monsters and Skyline, the latter of which was involved in legal disputes with Battle: Los Angeles.
Battle: Los Angeles follows a platoon of Marines fighting for the strategic LA battleground and is being touted as a realistic and gritty modern take on the alien invasion theme and can be compared to Black Hawk Down meets District 9, all of which indicate that it’s offering something that moviegoers need to check out.
Battle: Los Angeles invades theaters on March 11, 2011.