A bad day for Earth

So, just a short while ago, Walt posted a video trailer to the up-coming film Monsters, where a US journalist agrees to escort a shaken tourist through the infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the U.S. border. Walt cited that the film was similar in nature to District 9. Only Monsters, takes place some six years ago NASA discovered the possibility of alien life within our solar system. A probe that was launched to collect samples, crashed upon re-entry over Central America. Soon afterwards, new life-form began to appear and half of Mexico was subsequently quarantined as an INFECTED ZONE.

Well, not quite the same thing, but I spotted another Earth invasion flick that seemed to play along some of the same themes. it is called Skyline. The film‘s trailer is after the jump.

Skyline is directed and produced by the Brothers Strause (Alien vs. Predator: Requiem), whose company Hydraulx has provided visual effects for Avatar, Iron Man, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and 300. This one looks pretty good, too.

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  1. There are TWO “Aliens attacking Los Angeles” movies, and there’s a lawsuit brewing between the two:

    from Deadline.com
    A real battle is brewing between rival aliens-invade-Los Angeles films Skyline and Battle: Los Angeles. Sony Pictures Entertainment, the studio behind the big budget Battle: Los Angeles, is exploring its legal options. At issue: Greg and Colin Strause, the owners of visual effects house Hydraulx, were paid millions of dollars to generate visual effects work for Battle: Los Angeles. But Hydraulx never informed SPE the siblings were directing a VFX-driven rival alien invasion feature that will hit theaters four months before SPE’s March 12, 2011 release. SPE higher-ups discovered it was in a real horse race after Universal Pictures released a trailer that showed Los Angeles denizens being vacuumed into the sky by hovering space ships.

    SPE lawyers have just started digging into the matter. This can be viewed as a Goliath vs. David story considering that the Strause brothers shot most of their film in an apartment, with the entire film costing a fraction of what SPE has spent for a full-scale alien battle film.

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