Viral Warning Signs for Alien Invasion 'The Darkest Hour' Revealed
by Alex Billington
November 30, 2011
Caution - Dogs Not Safe! There's supposedly a viral underway for Summit's new sci-fi The Darkest Hour that involves warning signs found in real-life, similar to District 9. I haven't seen mention of these before today, so I'm not sure where they were displayed originally, but Summit has emailed us photos of all four of the signs they made. The Darkest Hour, starring Emile Hirsch and Olivia Thirlby, is about aliens made of electrical energy that can't be seen unless they attack. You've probably seen a trailer or two, it looks okay. The signs relate to the imagery from the movie, including the dog being disintegrated by the alien invaders.
Here's the set of signs they made. "The unique alien invaders pose a particularly lethal challenge as they are made up of invisible wave energy with their presence unveiled only via nearby activated electrical systems."
These were created to evoke the new realities the characters face in a post-invasion world, populated by an invisible enemy bent on exterminating all life. Here's the latest trailer and featurette. Watch a new TV Spot.
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.