Watch: International Trailer for 'The Darkest Hour' is for Nightclubs

November 22, 2011

The Darkest Hour

Last week a new featurette shed some light on the Moscow set action sci-fi flick The Darkest Hour, a film that, judging by the first trailer, looks like it just might be an Russian version of Skyline with better actors, and more active characters. That first trailer also included some exposition ridden lines of dialogue to give us an idea of what kind of strange aliens Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby and Max Minghella would be battling, but this new international trailer does away with that and uses a dubstep, Skrillex-like soundtrack along with a bunch of sweet action to sell the film to people who love techno and nightclubs. Watch it below!

Here's the international trailer for Chris Gorak's sci-fi flick The Darkest Hour (via SlashFilm):

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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Not sure about this one yet. Any movie portraying such stylish death has me worried. Most of us are going to die gagging on our own spit. Nice location though.

Quanah on Nov 22, 2011


.......... Clouds...... of....... light?

Anonymous on Nov 22, 2011


i like the music but it doesn't seem to fit with the mood of the scenes... weird choice. might be a good movie though. interesting concept.

Vold on Nov 22, 2011


The song is Angst by Nero, I kind of like it. Different

Yikes on Nov 22, 2011


I love the first song in the club, "I Need Air by Magnetic Man ft. Angela Hunte. I like Dubstep, but not Techno. The slam on clubbers seemed harsh until the 2nd too techno Skrillex-like track. I was not sure I wanted to see this but I can sit through it if they play I Need Air in the club scene, but I think it might be bait and switch. I doubt highly the second song will make the final cut, even for the credits, but Nero can be very good even tho I don't like that song and with so many many a quality DJ out there, they could have had a contest for the remix. Whatever, bring on the dupstep! -minus the techno.

Mark Clarno on Nov 22, 2011


This looks like a cross between The Happening and Ghost Busters... 

Tester on Nov 22, 2011


Looks terrible.

Wakecycle on Nov 22, 2011


The "aliens" look like some bad CGI effect a film student would churn out in Adobe After Effects.

Dangermouse on Nov 22, 2011


This song is actually pretty much a remix of a Justice song called "Stress."  Look up the video, it's really well done, and slightly frightening. 

Killer Goose Films on Nov 22, 2011


everytime i watch trailers for this, i keep thinking, "damn, that poor dog"

Anonymous on Nov 22, 2011


now we now they get away on a submarine. thanks trailer!

IshmelixD on Nov 23, 2011


Excitingly +) ..........TRUE >[

Lonlybboy on Dec 5, 2011


They are REALLY proud of the way the deaths look, as evidenced by the 50 people that died in that clip.

Jack on Nov 23, 2011


It all began with someone's idea: "Hey guys! Let's make the worst and most ridiculous trailer possible!" Well, congratulations! This is definitely worth a gold medal for "I have nothing to say so I use bad CGI effects and balls of light that disintegrate people".

Anonymous on Nov 23, 2011


wow, Ive never seen a more brilliant picture on any movie.  looks very interesting, lets hope it doesnt end up like "The Happening" or something lame like that.

Rogerdodger on Nov 24, 2011


I cannot believe these comments!!  You rip on this unique and potentially cool ass flick, with awesome visuals.  I bet you all were pry first in line at Twilight werent ya?!!

Jake Bullet on Nov 24, 2011


Hail hail, I do agree....not every movie has a $500.000.000 budget for groundbreaking CGI. This looks like a pretty descent movie. And for all those 'this movie looks like that movie, and that movie looked like that other movie' people, every movie is a rip off! that happens if there are like 2.059.951 movies...

Jarno on Nov 28, 2011


So basically... a LOW budget version of Ghostbusters 3?

John on Nov 25, 2011


This reminds me of Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within a lil bit...

jep on Nov 28, 2011


Yes Def has a spirits within vibe.   The music was intense as were the scenes.  idk what these other comments stem from but this looks like a great popcorn flick!

PHERS on Dec 1, 2011


does any one kmow the song they play in the club 

Bobby_102 on Mar 28, 2012


Good until the last 20 minutes

Fake on Apr 5, 2012

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