Dramatic New Stills from Battle: Los Angeles
02.01.11 by BJSprecher
Now that Columbia Pictures has teased the alien menace at the heart of the action in director Jonathan Liebesman's (The Killing Room) highly anticipated new movie, Battle: Los Angeles, the studio has shifted the focus back to the humans who will be fending off the alien invasion for its latest promotional push. The U.S. Marines are the subject of the three dramatic new stills from the movie that were recently released, stills which paint the heroes as victims, defenders, and, ultimately, avengers.
The movie is inspired by the 1942 "attack" on Los Angeles that has become known as "The Battle of Los Angeles," an incident which involved the U.S. military strafing the skies over L.A. with anti-aircraft fire for more than an hour without ever hitting any targets. At the time, the U.S. military thought we were being invaded by the Japanese. Today, the incident has been ruled a "false alarm" triggered by "war nerves," but many believe that the military was shooting at a UFO or multiple UFOs (and a photo that ran in the L.A. Times appears to show spotlights focusing on a flying saucer).
Christopher Bertolini (The General's Daughter) wrote the screenplay for Battle: Los Angeles. Aaron Eckhart and Michelle Rodriguez headline the cast, which also includes Michael Pena, Bridget Moynahan, Lucas Till, and singer-turned-actor Ne-Yo.