Get a First Look at Liebesman’s Alien Invasion Feature ‘Battle: Los Angeles’

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Aaron Eckhart in Battle: Los Angeles
Photo: Columbia Pictures

One of the films all the bloggers were talking about heading into Comic Con this weekend was Columbia’s Battle: Los Angeles directed by Jonathan Liebesman (Darkness Falls) and most notably starring Aaron Eckhart and Michelle Rodriguez. Today Columbia previewed footage from the film to the crowd of 6,500 and has just released three new looks at the sci-fi feature.

Michelle Rodriguez in Battle: Los Angeles
Photo: Columbia Pictures

The film revolves around a Marine staff sergeant (Eckhart) and his new platoon’s battle against an alien invasion on the streets of Los Angeles. Michelle Rodriguez will play Crpl. Adriana Santos, a member of a radio battalion. Pena plays the father of a boy the Marines find along the way, and Bridget Moynahan plays a veterinarian. Singer and Stomp the Yard actor Ne-Yo plays a corporal in the platoon. Ramon Rodriguez, Taylor Handley and Cory Hardrict are members of the platoon fighting the invading aliens.

Vic Holtreman of ScreenRant.com updated his Twitter account from the convention with a quote from Eckhart saying Battle: Los Angeles is “a huge, action film… The Dark Knight was great preparation. We made an urban combat alien movie that has never been seen before.”

He also added quotes from Rodriguez saying, “I get to kick some ass in a cool and geeky way.”

A viral site for the film recently launched at ReportThreats.org and if you’re interested in learning more it has all the details including the following:

On February 25th 1942, just after 2am, hundreds of thousands of people witnessed something in the skies above Los Angeles. US army planes scrambled to intercept, while anti-aircraft guns fired over 1,500 rounds for more than two hours. The object was never hit, then it disappeared. The president was briefed and ordered an investigation. Finally the government dismissed the incident and the story was forgotten. The truth behind these real events has never been explained.

You can get a larger look at the two images in this post as well as one more in the RopeofSilicon gallery for the film right here.

Battle: Los Angeles hits theaters on March 11, 2011.