Willem Dafoe, Talulah Riley & Others Receive a 'Transmission'

August 31, 2010
Source: Moviehole

Talulah Riley / Willem Dafoe

Though they haven't been released, there's already a bit of negative buzz building regarding the influx of alien invasion movies, especially with Skyline and Battle: Los Angeles both bringing destruction to the City of Angels within the next few months. Well, Moviehole has word on yet another sci-fi invasion story on the horizon. Apparently Bob Hoskins (Hollywoodland), Jason Flemyng (Clash of the Titans) and Talulah Riley (Pirate Radio) are signed on to star in Transmission, a film being shot in 3D which focuses on an alien invasion taking place during a solar eclipse. Willem Dafoe is also in talks to join the project as well.

The fact that this sci-fi project is being shot in 3D makes it slightly more interesting than your average alien invasion flick, but I can see moviegoers getting tired of the only slightly varied takes on Earth's destruction at the hand of extra-terrestrials. For my money, I like seeing tons of different science fiction movies like this if only to see the different creature and spaceship designs in every flick, so it's good news at least that Star Wars art director Roger Christian is in talks to direct. The cast isn't full of A-list talent, but sometimes that works out so much better (and Willem Dafoe is plenty awesome, anyway). Also, how hot is Talulah Riley?

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That's a scant synopsis but Dafoe is great. Talulah Riley is pretty hot. I have a great sci-fi in the works. There are a lot of not so great sci fi films lined up. Including the alien prequel.

Eli on Aug 31, 2010


ethan, 3D doesn't make anything interesting. if it's done right, i NEVER get tired of the alien invasion movies. i'm hoping for something good from this. - and it's got willem dafoe and bob hoskins already; so, that's good!

beavis on Aug 31, 2010


Why would they wait until a solar eclipse to invade? See, this is where these stories and ideas ultimately fail. If these aliens have the technology and energy to travel vast distances across space (or through time), then surely they would not need to wait around until a solar eclipse. I'll still be interested to see this. Maybe there's a really good reason why they attack during a solar eclipse. The only real reason I could think of is stealth.

tEDDY bESS on Aug 31, 2010


They can always come up with some reason as to why they cannot step foot on our planet until the solar eclipse because it allows for them to beam something into our heads without us knowing. Still whatever the reason they come up with won't make it interesting or entertaining.

Eli on Aug 31, 2010


Wow that chick is HOT! Ive wanted to see pirate radio for a while now gonna check my favorite release group now

Jimmy Love on Aug 31, 2010


milk it baby milk it.

JimD on Sep 1, 2010


#5 - pirate radio is good - just don't expect an outright comedy, because it isn't that. some of my friends thought that was what it would be and were disappointed.

beavis on Sep 1, 2010


Aliens & spaceships! Yes, bring it on! Also, yes, Talulah Riley is v. hot. And: 2D is for me! 3D? Meh.

Woodge on Sep 1, 2010


Dafoe is such a great character actor....this sounds cool.

TIR NA NOG on Sep 1, 2010


Well, like many said before, the solar eclipse thing is dumb science, because: - when a solar eclipse happens, only a small section of the Earth is covered by our moon's shadow, not the entire Earth - and an eclipse is a pretty mundane phenomenon, nothing magical happens; - thinking about strategy (forget science), what conceivable advantage can one take from attacking another, only when a solar eclipse happens, when one could attack - wait for it - _at night_. Many (great) movies misuse science, but when dumb science used as it's premise, well, "See, this is where these stories and ideas ultimately fail." (#3, so true). (ps: I do like cheesy movies and/or untrue to science, like, well, Norwegian Ninja!)

Fox on Sep 1, 2010


#3 asks "Why would they wait until a solar eclipse to invade?" I agree ... It's almost as if someone thought seeing an eclipse in 3D would be cool and he needed a reason to make a movie with one in it. A 3D movie with an eclipse and aliens .. Yeah, sounds like an easy sell in Hollywood these days. I'll pass.

Hattori Hanzo on Sep 1, 2010

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