Check This Out: Motion Poster for 'The Darkest Hour' Invasion Sci-Fi

September 14, 2011
Source: IGN

The Darkest Hour

This upcoming sci-fi doesn't have a tagline yet, but it definitely needs one, as I've got to say something while we're watching some girl being zapped into oblivion by the lightning alien monsters! IGN has unveiled a new "motion poster" for Chris Gorak's The Darkest Hour, the alien invasion sci-fi flick set in Russia starring Emile Hirsch and Olivia Thirlby. The official trailer for this movie debuted a few months ago, so we actually know what it's about and that it involves alien creatures that seem to be made of electricity, which is what this poster plays on. It may look odd at first, but just click on the play button, it will be properly sized.

Directed by Chris Gorak (Right at Your Door), produced by Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) and written by Jon Spaihts (Ridley Scott's Prometheus), the film is about five young people who find themselves stranded in Moscow, fighting to survive in the wake of a devastating alien attack. Emile Hirsch (Speed Racer) leads the cast including Olivia Thirlby (Juno), Max Minghella (The Social Network), Rachael Taylor (Transformers) and Joel Kinnaman. Summit Entertainment is bringing Chris Gorak's The Darkest Hour to theaters on December 23rd, Christmas weekend, this winter.

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Reader Feedback - 9 Comments


Pretty sure I am gonna skip this one. 

SoonerStudent on Sep 14, 2011


i probably will too skip it. but the motion posters are great! future of advertising. How long til all billboards and posters are motions?

indiefilmfund on Sep 14, 2011


Why don't they just release motion posters as gifs?

horgin on Sep 14, 2011


Electric aliens dont sell.

Anonymous on Sep 14, 2011


...Was that Jessica Alba?

Mr. Foe on Sep 15, 2011


That IGN player is fucking farsical, surely they could have just made a stand alone flash animation? Motion adverts are a bit like those cheap waterfall scenes you get in Poundstores that have a rotating hologram behind them.

Crapola on Sep 15, 2011


 Yea, I completely agree with you on that... Ugh, we had no choice when this was posted, I hate IGN but they were the ones who had it. Trying to find an alternative now.

Alex Billington on Sep 15, 2011


Sorry Alex, I think I lost it there.

Crapola on Sep 16, 2011


I had to watch a distorted crappy commercial to see a 2 second "motion poster." Seriously?

Marcusnyce on Sep 15, 2011

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