Summit Entertainment is looking to alternative advertising to get people to go see its Timur Bekmambetov-produced (Wanted, Day Watch) alien invasion thriller, The Darkest Hour, which opens on Christmas Day. Instead of putting out yet another trailer or preview clip, Summit decided to go the viral route this time, releasing a video online that shows a Russian reporter giving a live broadcast as the aliens begin their attack. All but invisible, the alien creatures feed on electricity and electromagnetism and the city begins to go dark as they drain its power grid. Oblivious to the danger, the reporter keeps on reporting until he is blasted by a violent burst of yellow energy and reduced to dust and ash. watch the viral video >> Posted 12.23.11 by BrentJS
With the holiday movie season crowded with Oscar hopefuls (War Horse, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close), kids' movies (The Adventures of Tintin, Alvin and the Chipmunks 3) and action-adventure spectacles (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows), Summit Entertainment wants to make sure that you don't forget about The Darkest Hour, the studio's little 3D alien invasion movie that opens on Christmas Day.
In the last couple of days, Summit has released more than two dozen new still images, several new pieces of concept art and two new preview clips from the Timur Bekmambetov-produced (Wanted, Day Watch) sci-fi thriller that finds Emile Hirsch as an American tourist in Moscow who tries to lead a group of survivors against invisible aliens made up of "electricity and electromagnetism." see the new images and watch the preview clips >> Posted 12.15.11 by BrentJS
The upcoming sci-fi movie The Darkest Hour has quite a bit of competition when it opens later this month, particularly from other action movies likes Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. While The Darkest Hour boasts an original story — a group of American tourists (Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby, Max Minghella and Rachael Taylor) in Moscow witness the Earth being attacked by invisible aliens intent on absorbing the planet's energy — the movie doesn't have the name recognition of the sequels it will be competing against.
The latest trailer for The Darkest Hour may be the answer. Running at a brisk minute and one second, the trailer is filled with enough action and special effects that it may win over audience members despite not having an A-list actor like Tom Cruise or Robert Downey Jr. in the cast. watch the trailer >> Posted 12.07.11 by Ryan
When it comes to the increasingly-popular "alien invasion" sub-genre of sci-fi, you're probably thinking you've seen it all by now, but there are a couple ways in which the latest entry, The Darkest Hour, has taken a fresh approach to the subject. Besides the fact that the action in the movie takes place in Russia instead of the good ol' U.S. of A., The Darkest Hour differs from similarly-themed contemporaries like Skyline, Battle: Los Angeles and Cowboys and Aliens in the way that it shows the invading alien hordes. Or, more accurately, in the way that it doesn't show them — in The Darkest Hour, the aliens are not creatures of flesh and blood (or the alien equivalent thereof), but "of electricity and electromagnetism," and they are all but invisible. check out the new motion poster >> Posted 09.15.11 by BrentJS
Paramount has finally announced a release date for their adaptation of World War Z.
According to Box Office Mojo, World War Z will open on December 21, 2012, putting the zombie disaster movie opposite some heavy competition, including Disney's adaptation of The Lone Ranger (starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer as Tonto and the Lone Ranger, respectively) and Fox's fantasy adventure Life of Pi, directed by Ang Lee.
Based on Max Brooks' best-selling novel, World War Z is currently in production in the U.K. under the direction of Marc Forster (Quantum of Solace) with almost daily set photos cropping up around the Internet. The latest batch of "spy" pics depict Brad Pitt, who plays a U.N. researcher in the movie, on board a battleship with his on-screen children. The last set revealed that Matthew Fox was, in fact, a member of the cast. Smurfs 2 scheduled, The Darkest Hour rescheduled >> Posted 08.10.11 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. watch the trailer >> Posted 08.05.11 by Ryan