Forget the super-powered alien teen models from I Am Number Four – the legit invasion of planet Earth by hostile extraterrestrials in 2011 gets underway next Friday with Battle: Los Angeles (and, technically, Mars Needs Moms as well, since it gets released the same day).
Sony/Columbia is heightening awareness for the already highly-anticipated picture and has produced no less than nine new television trailers, clips, and spots for the film. Most of the clips recycle the same few minutes of footage over and over, so it won’t feel like you’ve seen the entire movie after watching them all.
On the off chance you’ve forgotten, here’s the setup for Battle: Los Angeles:
For years, there have been documented cases of UFO sightings around the world — Buenos Aires, Seoul, France, Germany, China. But in 2011, what were once just sightings will become a terrifying reality when Earth is attacked by unknown forces. As people everywhere watch the world’s great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. It’s up to a Marine staff sergeant (Aaron Eckhart) and his new platoon to draw a line in the sand as they take on an enemy unlike any they’ve ever encountered before.
These first two television clips touch on real-life reported U.F.O. sightings and the infamous “Great Los Angeles Air Raid” of 1942, which in part inspired the premise for Battle: LA. It’s all good silly fun, of course, so those prone to conspiracy theories – do try and keep it together, yes?
Watch those clips below:
Next are five TV spots that call attention to the mysterious nature of Battle: LA‘s extraterrestrial menaces, whose ultimate intention behind their attempt to conquer Earth looks to be slowly revealed as the film progresses.
Check them out below:
Finally, here are two television trailers for Battle: LA, complete with yet again a section of Johann Johannsson’s unnerving tune “The Sun’s Gone Dim and The Sky’s Black”, and even more footage of Los Angeles being reduced to a landscape of rubble and fire.
Watch those previews below:
Director Jonathan Liebesman’s background in the horror genre looks to have served him well in making Battle: LA both a gritty, realistic invasion thriller and an overall terrifying event. The film as a whole looks to be quite the riveting viewing experience, so now we just have to wait and see if it can actually deliver the goods.
Battle: Los Angeles will be out in theaters next week on March 11th.
Source: Sony/Columbia Pictures (via Coming Soon)