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Unncessary Sequel to 'Skyline' Reveals a Title, Poster and Director

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May 22, 2014

Skyline

If you don't remember the 2010 alien invasion film Skyline, or you never saw the wretched movie, consider yourself lucky. But since the film pulled in over $66 million worldwide on a budget of just $10 million, that means a sequel is coming. The end of the first film hinted at a pretty damn wild and crazy continuation since one of the leads was sucked into the mother ship of the invading alien race and turned into a half-human, half-alien hybrid. Now the teaser poster revealed on the developing sequel's Facebook page seems to hint at the story continuing from that point, which actually doesn't sound wholly uninteresting. More info below!

Here's the sales poster for Beyond Skyline, from the original 2010 film's Facebook page:

Beyond Skyline

The film is being sold at Cannes Film Market, so there's no guarantee we'll ever hear of the project again, but the image piques our interest, even though a sequel still seems completely unnecessary and unwanted. The original film from directing duo Greg and Colin Strouse (who have more talent in visual effects than storytelling) was empty of any substance and merely looked nice, but maybe a sequel can tell a better story? However, this time it will be Liam O'Donnell, writer and producer of the first film, behind the camera, so we're not all that hopeful this will be better than the first film. Anyone care about Beyond Skyline?

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Reader Feedback - 22 Comments

1

I never would've guessed this would ever be a thing.....ever

Danimal on May 22, 2014

2

I'm not saying this warranted a sequel or that it was any good but I saw it after hearing all the terrible things said about it and I don't think it was THAT BAD.

Jon Odishaw on May 22, 2014

3

This was an okay B-movie, pretty remarkable to be pulled off for $10 million...there are horror films that cost more than that. I do agree that the Bros are better at visual effects than storytelling, though.

Chris Groves on May 22, 2014

4

The thing I thought made the first movie bad was the terrible acting and casting. Also, they killed off the dude from scrubs, which was a bummer, because it left us with the two failed Abercrombie models who can't act... The best part of the movie was the closing credits scene where the dude is a giant alien thing and goes apesh*t on all the other aliens.

TheOct8pus on May 22, 2014

5

This might be ok, first one was not a total waste, had some good ideas. It was just mucked up by bad acting and writing.

Brian Sleider on May 22, 2014

6

It wasn't "wretched". It was way better than crap like Nymphomaniac...

txJM on May 22, 2014

7

Excellent point. So glad people are finally comparing art house films and sci-fi action. Can we talk about how much better Europa Report is vs. Mulholland Drive? Jesus!

Benjamin Hunter on May 22, 2014

8

Europa Report was flippin fantastic

mooreworthy on May 22, 2014

9

Way better than The Thin Red Line.

Benjamin Hunter on May 23, 2014

10

This comment is sarcasm at its best. Well done.

Ethan Anderton on May 22, 2014

11

That's right, fawn over the comments that agree with you. How vapid.

txJM on May 23, 2014

12

First one wasn't that bad really. I'll check this out.

Nielsen700 on May 22, 2014

13

'nuff said.

DAVIDPD on May 22, 2014

14

Luckily my policy of turning off any movie that plays a 30 Seconds to Mars song saved me from enduring more than 10 or 20 minutes of the first. I'm sure part 2 couldn't be any worse.

Matt Stuertz on May 22, 2014

15

How often does that come into play?

OfficialJab on May 22, 2014

16

Not incredibly often, but every time it does come into play, it's in the middle of a pretty terrible movie.

Matt Stuertz on May 22, 2014

17

I forgive their terrible music only because Jared Leto is such a fantastic actor.

Jon Odishaw on May 22, 2014

18

The first movie was so bad, after we walked out we bought tickets to go into another movie just to get it out of our head. Ain't no way I'm going near the sequel.

CoosCoos on May 22, 2014

19

I actually enjoyed the first one. Never had interest, then one day it was on Netflix, and I was in the mood for some alien invasion. Had no expectations, and I was able to have a good time watching it. The way it ended, I'm glad they're going to follow up. Still not expecting much.

grimjob on May 22, 2014

20

I've seen worse. It was a good old 'better than watching nothing' movie. I quite enjoyed it to be honest.

Eggyweggs on May 23, 2014

21

Skyline is a guilty pleasure for me..................................but I in no way want a sequel.

LightningB on Jun 1, 2014

22

I enjoyed the first and it left me wanting more

Int'l J on Sep 16, 2014

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