Aaron Eckhart, the Thank You for Not Smoking star will star in Battle: Los Angeles, a sci-fi thriller.
Battle: Los Angeles will be directed by Jonathan Leibesman. The movie will be produced by Neal Moritz and his Original Film. The story and screenplay has been written by Chris Bertolini, writer of The General’s Daughter.
The story revolves around a Marine platoon that takes on an alien invasion in Los Angeles.
Now, the alien invasion thingy has been done to death in Hollywood. I, honestly, have no idea how Battle: Los Angeles is going to be any different. Apparently, Leibesman, in his pitch, described Battle: Los Angeles as Black Hawk Dawn and Independence Day.
A script review at latinoreview.com has done nothing to allay the aforesaid fears.
Apparently, the storyline is predictable, the script uninspiring, and the ending terrible.
Reports have said that Liebesman has created a alien invasion sequence, shot some scenes in LA, and added CGI aliens. Considering the movie is supposed to be a high-octave action sci-fi, it seems the action is very boring and insipid.
Jonathan Leibesman has directed The Killing Room, Darkness Falls, and Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning.
Leibesman was also slated to direct the Friday the 13th remake but was replaced by Marcus Nispel.
Aaron Eckhart was last seen in The Dark Knight, as Harvey Dent. Eckhart made his debut with In the Company of Men (1997) for which he won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut Performance.
This is the first time the talented actor will act in an action movie. Aaron Eckhart will be next seen in Burke Ryan’s Traveling, with Jennifer Aniston.
Battle: Los Angeles is in pre-production and will be released in 2010.