An Explosive New Poster for Alien Invasion Film 'The Darkest Hour'

November 3, 2011
Source: IMP Awards

The Darkest Hour

With the film's winter release just around the corner, the marketing is really heating up for the electrified alien invasion film The Darkest Hour. While the first trailer makes it look a bit like the disappointing sci-fi flick Skyline with just a Russian setting and some lighting-infused aliens, I'm hoping the talents of Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirbly and Max Minghella can really make it work. However, this new poster still make the film look a little cheesy with the artificial looks of shock on fear featured on the cast's faces, along with heavily photoshopped imagery. Anyway, I still have hope this will be a fun winter action flick.

Here's the new poster for The Darkest Hour courtesy of IMP Awards:

The Darkest Hour Poster

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 - 6 Comments


It looks like they're running from evil alien space stars in that poster.

peloquin on Nov 3, 2011


Looks like someone needs a Photoshop class... ... and design, while we're at it. 

Max Power on Nov 3, 2011



M.K. Nielsen on Nov 3, 2011


It might just be me, but do they have that "OMG - How do we get out of this movie?!" look on their faces?

Nick Sears on Nov 3, 2011


I've been checking out some Russian typography from the 1800's recently, it's super complex and all hand drawn, really a sight to behold. Unlike this poster.

Crapola on Nov 3, 2011


Instead of trying to tell the entire story on the poster, they should've gone the other direction and went for minimalism to emphasize the title, a la Buried. 

Jack on Nov 3, 2011

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