With Dark Skies in theaters this weekend, I figured I’d take a look at some of its precursors in the fundamentally popular “Aliens F*cking With Us” genre. Once I started digging I found so many great examples that it was hard to whittle them all down. Since Dark Skies looks like a more intimate film that focusses on character impact rather than spectacle (not having seen it, I could be wrong) I decided to shift my focus away from large scale stuff like War Of The Worlds and Transformers (hey, the Decepticons and Autobots are technically aliens) and take a look at films that focus on the more personally horrifying aspects of being f*cked with by aliens.
I also wanted to focus on menace. For instance, I truly love Close Encounters Of The Third Kind but something like that doesn’t really invite comparison to Dark Skies nor is it “horror enough” for our purposes here today (though I highly recommend it on the off chance you haven’t seen it).
If they’re not invading our planet, they’re invading our bodies and minds. Head inside for 5 Great Alien Invasion Movies!!! READ MORE
BOOM! Studios has been teasing this one for quite some time, and this morning they finally announced the gooey details for their newest ongoing series, Extermination. Written by Simon Spurrier with art by Jeffrey Edwards, Extermination is an alien invasion massacre (I told you aliens were making a comeback) that forces the superheroes and super villains of the world to band together in a last ditch effort to save humanity. As they say, keep your friends close and your enemies closer. The first issue will be on sale in June and it’s only $1, so there’s no reason not to check it out. Check out a ton of preview art below from BOOM! Studios. READ MORE
Producer Graham King‘s GK Films is partnering with Tobey Magure (so far wearing only the a producing hat and not an acting one) to bring you 5th Wave, based on the as-yet unreleased novel by Rick Yancy.
Per Deadline, “Graham King’s GK Films has acquired the film rights to 5th Wave, a young adult sci-fi suspense thriller with a love story at its center. Novel was sold as a partial to Putnam, which just sold German rights. King and Tim Headington will produce with Tobey Maguire.”
In the film, “When the human race is on the verge of extinction, one of the last survivors on earth, an extraordinary young woman, goes on a mission to track down her younger brother who was abducted by the extra-terrestial creatures colonizing earth. She is forced to align herself with a young man who holds a secret. Together they are they only ones to save mankind. ”
Sony is expected to distribute. Hey, whatever happened to Maguire’s Robotech? READ MORE