The movie doesn’t open until Christmas (December 23) and already Summit Entertainment has blown the lid off Chris Gorak’s (Right at Your Door) home invasions flick The Darkest Hour. This morning Summit released the first trailer that, while absolutely over-the-top energetic, reveals a bit too many plot points. The invaders motives are ruined, it’s revealed that they are invisible, and they also ruin how the vacationing kids are able to see them coming. It also struck me as interesting that we’re already running out of “alien invasion” idea, being that the twist to Darkest Hour is that the kids are “fish out of water” in Moscow. If Hollywood follows the Rush hour trend, the next alien invasion movie will take place in space (there’s a tip for you screenwriters around town).
Ranting aside, Olivia Thirlby’s in the film (she’s crazy hot), and it does look absolutely balls-to-the-wall INSANE (even if you can’t see the antagonists).
The sci-fi horror starring Olivia Thirlby, Emile Hirsch, Rachael Taylor, Joel Kinnaman and Max Minghella is described as a 28 Days-like thriller that “follows five young people who find themselves stranded in Moscow, fighting to survive in the wake of a devastating alien attack.” It was revealed that it was actually filmed in 3-D.
Keep your eyes on the recently launched viral website declaring our impending doom.