First Trailer for The Darkest Hour Invades Russia
08.05.11 by Ryan
Alien invasion has been a popular theme in movies lately, most recently with Cowboys and Aliens, which had aliens attacking 1873 Arizona, and Attack the Block, which sees a group of kids protect their South London neighborhood from space critters. Before that, Los Angeles was the target of alien attacks in both in March's Battle: Los Angeles and last November's Skyline.
The latest cinematic location for an alien strike is Moscow, where a group of young people, led by Emile Hirsch (Speed Racer), fortunately survive to tackle the invading interlopers. Produced by Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted, Day Watch, and Night Watch), the trailer for The Darkest Hour looks a cut above the usual alien invasion movies because the E.T.'s have a unique tactical advantage to their human opponents: invisibility.
Shot in 3-D by director Chris Gorak (Right at Your Door), The Darkest Hour was written by Jon Spaihts (Prometheus). Olivia Thirlby (Dredd) and Max Minghella (The Social Network) co-star.