Alien Invasion Viral Website for Battle: Los Angeles Launches
by Alex Billington
July 21, 2010
This is one movie that I think may sneak up and surprise audiences at Comic-Con this year. I was walking to the convention center earlier and passed by the Hard Rock Hotel and noticed some banners up with various alien invasion-like black and white imagery as well as a soldier and text saying "Los Angeles 2011." All of the banners (photos below) have links to the website ReportThreats.org that initially connects to a Sony website for the upcoming alien action movie Battle: Los Angeles, then forwards to the ReportThreats.org and a site called W.A.T.C.H., which stands for: Worldwide Assessment of Threats Concerning Humankind.
The W.A.T.C.H. site, as well as the banners on display at Comic-Con, are all focused on a few actual real-life historical mysterious alien events, including the pinnacle Battle of Los Angeles event in LA in 1942 (you can read all about it at that link). The site contains a huge collection of "Expert Analysis" videos, links to a bunch of "Evidence" articles and "Eyewitness Testimonials." Beyond all that we're not sure if this will lead to any major viral events in San Diego or if it's just the start of the viral for Battle: Los Angeles and only the first of many websites we'll see related to these creepy historical extraterrestrial events. Click below to visit the site:
I've added a few of the photos of the viral banners I found on display below, for reference. I can't wait to see more from this including the footage at the panel later this week and I hope it's as awesome as I'm expecting it to be. I've actually heard from someone who saw it who said it was badass, essentially an alien invasion movie about a squad of marines who travel on foot throughout Los Angeles thwarting these extraterrestrials. Aaron Eckhart leads the pack and is joined by Michelle Rodriguez, Michael Peña, Bridget Moynahan, and many others. We'll keep you updated on this movie, but in the meantime check out this new viral website!