‘Battle: Los Angeles’ Updates

Published 6 years ago by , Updated August 14th, 2013 at 3:25 pm,

michelle rodriguez Battle: Los Angeles Updates
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How will Eckhart and his platoon of actors pull of the realism of war for a film that’s aiming to be gritty and realistic? Well, director Liebesman forced them into boot camp to prepare for the role and action sequences.

“We have been in boot camp for three weeks. We’ve trained hard for it. I’m coming dead right off boot camp into it. The director, Jonathan Liebesman, is great. We know our stuff.”

Eckhart then went on to sell the film, demonstrating his confidence in the project.

“It’s going to be no ordinary aliens movie, I guarantee you that… It’s going to be outrageous. This movie’s going to be so great. I go out on a limb in saying that.”

Aliens attacking Earth in a doc-style realistic fashion – sounds like a possible premise for District 10 should they choose to go ahead with a sequel for Neill Blomkamp’s sleeper hit of the summer.

If you’re unclear of what the movie is about, here’s a brief synopsis

“[Battle: Los Angeles] revolves around a Marine staff sergeant (Eckhart) and his new platoon’s battle against an alien invasion on the streets of Los Angeles.”

I’m excited at this project and I hope it’s a quality film – the idea sounds entertaining and the cast is solid. I do wonder though on what the aliens will look like and what weapons they’ll use against us – will that aspect make sense in terms of their technological superiority?

What do you think of this news?

Battle: Los Angeles is set to open February 18, 2011

Sources: Collider, SCI FI Wire

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  1. It sounds like a fun summer action movie. Wish them the best.

  2. @ The real Joe,

    No “Firsts” on this site, bud. I edited your comment – we want real discussion and comments on Screen Rant.


  3. If you wanted to make something that stands on its own? Something that has some modicum of originality. The necessity then of throwing out all the ideas that you’ve seen or read about regarding the subject of war, becomes job 1. One of the problems is wherever you set a conflict becomes an overarching limitation on what can be said about the conflict. “It’s on Earth, in LA, there, you’ve traveled so far down a particular road that confines possibilities. Of course, the minefields become more recognizable but where’s the challenge? All the other movies mentioned above had something to say. Will this one, or will it be like listening to a test tone for 90 minutes?

    You want to talk about weapons?? How about a mosquito that injects you with a living explosive thats objective is to travel to the brain. Once there it triggers like nitro, one bump and your head explodes. They discover what causes it and nick name it the buzz killing-ton. The Aliens have an animal that eats the human dead and excretes food for the Aliens. Its head should remind you of a combine or a tree limb shredder. Of course the end product should look exactly like corn beef hash on toast. Alien tanks should eat metal and constantly excrete ammo to fit the Alien weapons. Forget laser or portable high energy weapons. Too fragile, high maintenance and unreliable. How do the Aliens look? Humanoid, Skin texture like a dappled dachshund all wear goggles that when removed reveal, compound eyes. Teeth are black as coal. Perhaps all should look a little underfed.

  4. i like the idea of the film but not sure about bringing a Singer to ACT….that sometimes doesnt work but i dunno this could work……..will have to wait and see