Willem Dafoe, Talulah Riley & Others Receive a 'Transmission'
Though they haven't been released, there's already a bit of negative buzz building regarding the influx of alien invasion movies, especially with Skyline and Battle: Los Angeles both bringing destruction to the City of Angels within the next few months. Well, Moviehole has word on yet another sci-fi invasion story on the horizon. Apparently Bob Hoskins (Hollywoodland), Jason Flemyng (Clash of the Titans) and Talulah Riley (Pirate Radio) are signed on to star in Transmission, a film being shot in 3D which focuses on an alien invasion taking place during a solar eclipse. Willem Dafoe is also in talks to join the project as well.
The fact that this sci-fi project is being shot in 3D makes it slightly more interesting than your average alien invasion flick, but I can see moviegoers getting tired of the only slightly varied takes on Earth's destruction at the hand of extra-terrestrials. For my money, I like seeing tons of different science fiction movies like this if only to see the different creature and spaceship designs in every flick, so it's good news at least that Star Wars art director Roger Christian is in talks to direct. The cast isn't full of A-list talent, but sometimes that works out so much better (and Willem Dafoe is plenty awesome, anyway). Also, how hot is Talulah Riley?