[We've included the Battle: Los Angeles International trailer as well!]
The Brothers Strause may have their Cloverfield-style alien invasion flick Skyline opening tomorrow, but next summer will bring another invasion movie from director Jonathan Liebesman entitled Battle: Los Angeles (or World Invasion: Battle LA as it's known outside of the U.S.).
Columbia Pictures has released the first trailer for Battle: Los Angeles and it's all sorts of awesome. The film is sort of halfway between a teaser and a full trailer as it does everything a teaser trailer does - i.e. hints at what we can expect without giving away too much - but still gives us enough to really whet our appetite.
Battle: Los Angeles stars Aaron Eckhart as a Marine staff sergeant who, along with his platoon, must help fight off an invasion of extraterrestrials who are less than pleasant (to put it mildly!). The film co-stars Michelle Rodriguez, Bridget Moynahan and Michael Peña.
Check out the amazing first trailer below and also the international trailer, which comes to us courtesy of Omelete:
BATTLE: LOS ANGELES TRAILER
BATTLE: LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL TRAILER
FYI: The music in the first trailer is a song called "Sun's Gone Dim" by Icelandic musician Johann Johannsson. You can check out the full song HERE.
An extended trailer for Battle: Los Angeles was shown at this year's San Diego Comic-Con and it blew everyone away, including our own Rob Keyes, who used words like, "excitement, drama, intensity, real, exhilaration and fear," to describe the footage. Sounds like everything you could possibly want from this type of movie.
I compared Skyline to Battle: Los Angeles not just because they resemble each other as alien invasion stories, but also because the directors of Skyline, Colin and Greg Strause, were visual effects supervisors on Battle: LA. The two films became the focus of some controversy a couple of months ago when Sony, the studio behind Battle: Los Angeles, was contemplating legal action against the Strause brothers and their visual effects company Hydraulx Films because they didn't give Sony the heads up that they were making Skyline after having access to scripts, storyboards and animatics from Battle: LA. Evidently no serious legal action has hindered Skyline from being released, as it's currently in theaters.
Battle: Los Angeles may just be another entry in a long line of alien invasion films - apart from it and Skyline we also have Battleship, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, I Am Number 9 and, to a certain extent, Paul to look forward to. But at least the trailer for Battle: LA makes it seem like a movie worth marking your calendars for.
Battle: Los Angeles is scheduled to invade theaters on March 11th, 2011.
Source: Trailer Addict