Battle: Los Angeles Trailer Online

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Battle: Los Angeles Trailer Online

by Owen Williams |
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Sony may have been getting a little nervous about Skyline's pre-empting its release by four months, but on the evidence of this trailer for the sci-fi war epic **Battle: Los Angeles, they've got nothing at all to worry about.

It looks as if it's going to live up to its ID:4-meets-Black Hawk Down promise, and the haunting soundtrack (Sun's Gone Dim, by Icelandic composer Johann Johannsson - hat tip to Gazz for that factoid) only adds to the destructive drama. Impressively, Battle: LA seems to have entirely negotiated the hurdle of over-familiarity. We've seen the world's key cities destroyed by aliens before, but not quite like this.

Aaron Eckhart stars as a Marine staff sergeant who becomes mankind's last hope when the alien vs humans battle lines are drawn in the LA sand. He's backed up by Michelle Rodriguez, Ramon Rodriguez, Bridget Moynahan, Ne-Yo and Michael Pena. Jonathan Liebesman directed Christopher Bertolini's screenplay, Brian Tyler did the score, and Skyline's Strause Brothers provided VFX work.

The war starts on March 25, 2011.

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