As a fan of the genre, it’s sad to say it but we have had a bit too much of the “Alien Invasion Blockbuster.” Between subpar films like Battle: Los Angeles, Skyline, and the countless District 9 ripoffs that have gotten the greenlight in the past two years, the genre itself has been a bit played out.
That’s why we’re pretty excited to see something new and fresh with the trailer for The Darkest Hour. Directed by production designer Chris Gorak and produced by our old pal Timur Bekmambetov, the movie has an interesting visual take on the played out story.
The Darkest Hour is the story of five young people who find themselves stranded in Moscow, fighting to survive in the wake of a devastating alien attack. The 3D thriller highlights the classic beauty of Moscow alongside mind-blowing special effects.
Starring a fresh young cast (Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby, Max Minghella, Rachael Taylor) and showing more bystander deaths in the trailer than any film we can think of from the past year, we’re pretty excited to see what this film can bring to 3D and 2D theaters.
Check out the trailer after the jump and catch The Darkest Hour in theaters December 23rd.