Alien Invasion Viral Website for Battle: Los Angeles Launches
by Alex Billington
July 21, 2010
This is one movie that I think may sneak up and surprise audiences at Comic-Con this year. I was walking to the convention center earlier and passed by the Hard Rock Hotel and noticed some banners up with various alien invasion-like black and white imagery as well as a soldier and text saying "Los Angeles 2011." All of the banners (photos below) have links to the website ReportThreats.org that initially connects to a Sony website for the upcoming alien action movie Battle: Los Angeles, then forwards to the ReportThreats.org and a site called W.A.T.C.H., which stands for: Worldwide Assessment of Threats Concerning Humankind.
The W.A.T.C.H. site, as well as the banners on display at Comic-Con, are all focused on a few actual real-life historical mysterious alien events, including the pinnacle Battle of Los Angeles event in LA in 1942 (you can read all about it at that link). The site contains a huge collection of "Expert Analysis" videos, links to a bunch of "Evidence" articles and "Eyewitness Testimonials." Beyond all that we're not sure if this will lead to any major viral events in San Diego or if it's just the start of the viral for Battle: Los Angeles and only the first of many websites we'll see related to these creepy historical extraterrestrial events. Click below to visit the site:
I've added a few of the photos of the viral banners I found on display below, for reference. I can't wait to see more from this including the footage at the panel later this week and I hope it's as awesome as I'm expecting it to be. I've actually heard from someone who saw it who said it was badass, essentially an alien invasion movie about a squad of marines who travel on foot throughout Los Angeles thwarting these extraterrestrials. Aaron Eckhart leads the pack and is joined by Michelle Rodriguez, Michael Peña, Bridget Moynahan, and many others. We'll keep you updated on this movie, but in the meantime check out this new viral website!
Reader Feedback - 11 Comments
Seems interesting, hard to get excited about an unknown project, but it could turn out to be like District 9.
Nick and the big bad B on Jul 21, 2010
This is without a doubt Battle: Los Angeles starring Aaron Eckhart. It has been described as Black Hawk Down with aliens. If this description is true, brace yourselves for awesomeness.
reeft on Jul 21, 2010
I was an extra in this film and I have been waiting a long time to hear anything about it. During the shoot expectations were high!
IKE on Jul 21, 2010
I have watched everything on the site. Very well done and creepy. While most of the videos are you typical alien blah blah, watch the last video with the psychologist. He is talking about soldiers' experiences in battles, especially Vietnam and how aliens were watching how humans fight. Really creepy stuff. I hope the put some of that stuff in the movie, too. Not just fighting.
reeft on Jul 21, 2010
Anyone noticed how much Bill Birnes twitches in the last video when he talks about the battle of Los Angeles? probably just coincidence
Duck on Jul 21, 2010
Sounds good! kinda wanna see it. Oh yeah and the info im getting "Marines fight aliens!" or "Soliders stand-off against ET" but i think i saw a photo from this film and Michelle R. is wearing USAF Airmen tiger stripe digi's and AF "chevrons" which the strips that show rank. Just trying to clarify which branch is fighting aliens thats all...
curtfrmcali on Jul 21, 2010
Yes more fear and violence from Hollywood!
Dan on Jul 22, 2010
Michelle Rodriguez makes me sick
PinkSushit on Jul 22, 2010
On set the only costumes were for Marines from Camp Pendelton. I didn't see Michelle in costume so I can not confirm she is a Marine or Air Force but the plan was for her to be a Marine from a different unit and Eckhart's team runs into her downtown during the fighting.
James on Jul 22, 2010
Wow, classy. Looking forward to this when are we getting a trailer to see if its good?
Johnny Neat on Jul 22, 2010
Nice, I always thought that the alien invasion type genre hasnt been conquered(in recent history with solid CGI and not on the scifi channel or any good plot etc), and dont say D9 or independence day. This looks like it could turn out to be awesome.
Cody w on Jul 22, 2010
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