1st electrifying trailer for Wanted director's alien invasion epic

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Kevin Coll
Dec 15, 2012

The first trailer for a new alien invasion movie has just been released, and what we see of it here is thrilling, but will the movie itself be the next District 9 ... or another Skyline?

The Darkest Hour is a film from Chris Gorak (Right at Your Door), produced by Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov, and features a pretty interesting take on the alien invasion subgenre that as of late has pandered a bit.

In the film, we find Emile Hirsch and his friends (Olivia Thirlby, Rachael Taylor, Joel Kinnaman and Max Minghella) are newcomers to Russia, and when these aliens attack, they find themselves not only stranded but the only ones smart enough to figure out how to see these invisible baddies and fight them off. Another fresh twist is that this movie seems to offer an invasion film from a Russian perspective instead of a U.S. or international one, no doubt a result of Bekmambetov's involvement.

The Darkest Hour hits theaters everywhere starting Dec. 23.

So is this trailer electrifying enough for you? Or are you gonna turn the lights off on another attempt to revolutionize the alien invasion film genre?

(via firstshowing)

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