Saturday, October 23, 2010
I don't know about you but i always loved "War of the Worlds" movies. You know, when Aliens attack the Earth and blow up everything! And guess what? There is a new one called "Skyline" coming soon and it looks interesting. Of course, it'll be probably a pop corn movie which looks like a mix of Independence Day and War of the Worlds but if the SFX are good and the script better than a Roland Emmerich movie it might be fun.
Here is the synopsis: "Strange lights descend on the city of Los Angeles (and other cities of the world), drawing people outside like moths to a flame where an extraterrestrial force threatens to swallow the entire human population off the face of the Earth".
The film is directed and completely financed by Colin and Greg Strause without the assistance of any major studio and was almost entirely filmed at Greg Strause's condo building in Marina Del Rey with the new and famous RED cameras with a Mysterium-X chip owned by the two Brothers. For this kind of movie the Strause brothers have a big advantage in that they've got their own visual sfx company - Hydraulx - which did CG FX for movies like The Day after Tomorrow, 2012 and Iron Man 2.
Skyline will be released November 12 in the U.S and December 15 in France and other European countries.
Let's have a look at the two HD trailers, and if you want to read more about how Skyline was made and how the Strause brothers succeed to keep the major studios out of the creative process jump to aintitcool.com.
And here is the second trailer showing more of the movie.
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