Skyline has bolted out of the wings of Hollywood and ridden a wave of buzz to become one of the more anticipated movies of the 2010 Fall Movie Season. This meteoric rise (no pun) has almost everything to do with the first Skyline trailer, which was released back in August and featured one of the most visually impressive alien invasion sequences this side of Independence Day.
Today, the second Skyline trailer has debuted, and gives a little bit more insight as to what kind of human story will anchor the alien invasion drama, as well as showing off even more impressive visuals than before.
Here is the premise for Skyline, in case you were wondering:
Strange lights descend on the city of Los Angeles, drawing people outside like moths to a flame where an extraterrestrial force threatens to swallow the entire human population off the face of the Earth.
That’s the premise, yes, but as indicated by this latest trailer the story will involve some familiar young actors – Eric Balfour (24), Scottie Thompson (Trauma), David Zayas (Dexter), Donald Faison (Scrubs) and Brittany Daniel (The Game) – playing friends and/or lovers trying hold together as they attempt to escape the embattled city of Los Angeles. However, as you’ll see in the trailer, the plan does not go as smoothly as hoped:
The aliens in the film look very impressive – though they certainly have a more than passing resemblance to some of “The Locusts” in the video game series Gears of War. The sibling filmmakers behind Skyline, known as The Brothers Strause, have been visual effects artists on many impressive films (300, 2012, Iron Man 2), so I personally have high expectations that Skyline is going to be a visual feast at the very least.
Of course, there is the small matter of a possible impending court battle between Skyline and Battle: Los Angeles, another “aliens invade LA” movie. The Brothers Strause happened to be visual effects artists on that film, too, but are coincidentally (or not) putting Skyline in theaters before Battle: Los Angeles. Hopefully none of these Hollywood dealings will effect the release of either film, as both look promising.
How did you guys enjoy the trailer?
Skyline will be in theaters on November 12, 2010.