The Alien Menace Revealed in New Battle: Los Angeles Viral Website
01.21.11 by BJSprecher
So far, all of the still images and trailers for director Jonathan Liebesman's (The Killing Room) highly anticipated new movie, Battle: Los Angeles, make it look pretty much like a straight war movie, focusing on the Marines, including Aaron Eckhart and Michelle Rodriguez, who will be defending Los Angeles against an alien invasion, with nary an alien in sight. Now, however, a new viral website has been discovered that reveals a great deal about the alien menace.
Simply go to the official Battle: Los Angeles website and select "Sightings Map" from the list of options. Next, click on "Priority Access" and enter the code 031111 (the release date of the movie) and you will be directed to the "Unidentified Enemy" viral site, which contains drawings and photographs of the aliens living in dens in the sewers beneath Los Angeles, as well as information about their weapons and culture.
Battle: Los Angeles is inspired by a mysterious real "attack" on Los Angeles that occurred in 1942. Dubbed "The Battle of Los Angeles," the incident involved the U.S. military in an anti-aircraft battle against an unknown enemy in the skies over Los Angeles that lasted an hour and terrified local residents. The screenplay was written by Christopher Bertolini (The General's Daughter). Michael Pena and Bridget Moynahan also star.