Frank Grillo Goes Beyond Skyline

With Iko Uwais for the alien invasion follow-up

Frank Grillo Goes Beyond Skyline

by James White |
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It’s taken them some time to get around to it, but VFX specialists-turned-producer/directors Greg and Colin Strause are now planning a spin-off to their 2010 sci-fi adventure Skyline. The sibling duo has Frank Grillo and The Raid’s Iko Uwais set for** Beyond Skyline.

The brothers have also handed directorial chores off for this one to Liam O’Donnell, who co-wrote the first film and will both script and call the shots now.

While the original saw characters in Los Angeles reacting to an alien invasion of the Earth, the new film will expand the canvas but keep the stories at the human level, with Uwais the leader of an underground resistance that forms against the occupying extra terrestrial forces. Grillo, meanwhile, will be a father looking for his child, who was snatched by the pesky aliens. Also aboard is Uwais’ Raid co-star Yayan Ruihan, with the pair acting as fight choreographers to give the spin-off a fresh fighting feel.

“We’re showcasing a new kind of alien combat, so who better to collaborate with than the most innovative fight team in the world?” Greg Strause tells Variety.

O’Donnell will be cranking the cameras early next month in Indonesia.

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