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And Liebesman explains his idea

02 February 2011  |  Written by Tom Ambrose  |  Source: Exclusive

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The release of Battle: Los Angeles is fast approaching, but here are a couple more shots from the film, fresh from the pages of the new issue of Empire (out tomorrow, fact fans). And they give you some idea of the destruction that a highly-motivated alien invasion force can cause when visiting a major US metropolis.

The film, as you should really know by now, stars Aaron Eckhart as a the leader of a team of Marines attempting to evacuate a group of civilians out of a war zone (formerly the City of Angels). They're up against a huge alien invasion fleet, including giant ships, little ships, seemingly endless firepower and a whole heck of a lot of scary inhabitants. Should be a breeze.

Liebesman, speaking to Empire, explained that his aliens come from a water-based planet and wear "inverted scuba suits, which turn air into water. I wanted them to be an army too. They have generals, they have medics, they have tactics, they have a plan. There's no hive mentality; they're individuals with self-preservation."

He's also promised that this will be more Black Hawk Down than War of the Worlds. "The way we conceived Battle: LA was that it's like the Battle of Midway in World War II. It's one story within a huge war that takes place the world over. We're just following one platoon, and it leaves us able to keep it realistic. There are so many places to go for a second film. We leave a lot of stuff for later."

Battle: Los Angeles is in UK cinemas on March 11, and there's much more on the film's genesis and alien design in the new issue of Empire out tomorrow.

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Big into this film
dying to see this plus humans get their ass booted into oblivion. More

Posted by nybras at 13:41 on 03 February 2011 | Report This Post

And the Abyss...
But they weren't really invading! More

Posted by fuzzcaminski at 09:14 on 03 February 2011 | Report This Post

The more I learn about this film...
The more I get excited about it. Hive minds are fine but they've been over used. It's good to see that a water based species is invading earth for once, I honestly think (from my own limited knowledge of alien invasion flicks) that there is this and the Faculty that had water based aliens. Anyone know of any more? More

Posted by fuzzcaminski at 09:13 on 03 February 2011 | Report This Post

Me thinks this is gona be the champ in the smackdown of alien invadey flix. Especially compared to the fast food big mac those bros Strause spat out. But ther iza hell ofa lot more alien invadeys 2 go...not to mention a certain tv show.2011 is the year of ALIEN SMACKDOWN More

Posted by Snake 4Skin at 18:22 on 02 February 2011 | Report This Post

*pricks up ears*
Wasn't really interested in this to be honest but then I read "I wanted them to be an army too. They have generals, they have medics, they have tactics, they have a plan. There's no hive mentality; they're individuals with self-preservation". looking at the pictures I'm decidedly more interested than I thought I was going to be. To have an alien invasion film where the aliens arn't invincible apart from one weakness (vulnerability to windows compatible computer viruses, brain melting s More

Posted by dapieman at 17:03 on 02 February 2011 | Report This Post

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