First Look: Emile Hirsch Ducks for Cover in Sci-Fi 'The Darkest Hour'

July 20, 2011

The Darkest Hour

The last time we got a look at the forthcoming sci-fi flick The Darkest Hour directed by Chris Gorak and produced by Timur Bekmambetov, it came in the form of an explosive comic poster from a full art book debuting later this year, with artistic interpretations of the film's vision of a world lost to an overwhelming and frightening alien force. Now we have a real first look at the film with Emile Hirsch hiding from the deadly alien force invading Moscow. It's not terribly exciting, but we should have some juicy details on the project after it takes stage at Comic-Con on Thursday this week. Otherwise, check out the first look below!

Here's your first look at The Darkest Hour starring Emile Hirsch:

First Look: The Darkest Hour

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 - 14 Comments


The Kremlin! 

The Jewel on Jul 20, 2011


Silly aliens, didn't you see what happened to Hitler when they tried to invade Russia?

JT on Jul 21, 2011


Anything with Emile Hirsch makes me interested. I love that guy.

sidikiii on Jul 21, 2011


Really bad first image, what is sci-fi about this pic??

David Banner on Jul 21, 2011


Um, it's a screen shot from a sci-fi movie. Would you have preferred it if this guy was a cyborg? Get a clue, troll.

Guest22324 on Jul 21, 2011


It's a pic that could be from any movie was my point. I see a guy behind a car, is all. Nothing sci-fi about that picture. Not even a hint.

David Banner on Jul 21, 2011


Not a hint, but we know at least there'll be some action in the movie: If you look at the car, notice the dust on it, probably from an explosion.

Daniel Duarte on Jul 21, 2011


or...the need to write 'wash me'

Jericho on Jul 21, 2011


Good, movies need to start marketing more like this

Adam L on Jul 21, 2011


Emile Hirsch is one of my favorite actors. He really deserves a breakout film, im not to sure this film will be that breakout.

Adam L on Jul 21, 2011


This is gona be another skyline...

Lagoya on Jul 21, 2011

12 you went into the future, saw the film, and found this out?

Anonymous on Jul 21, 2011


The most overrated "up and coming" actor in Hollywood. The industry is trying way too hard to manufacture this guy into a star.

Lerryjee on Jul 21, 2011


Emile is awesome, i will keep my fingers crossed and my eyes peeled for this one.

Ron Torque on Jul 22, 2011

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