Full International Trailer for Australian Alien Action Film 'Occupation'
"The life that we had is gone. These guys are here to stay.." A full trailer has debuted for an Australian sci-fi alien invasion thriller titled Occupation, from writer/director Luke Sparke. The film is about a small group of town residents who have to band together after a devastating ground invasion from alien invaders. As they struggle to survive, they realize they must stay one step ahead of their attackers, and work together for a chance to strike back. The big Aussie cast includes Temuera Morrison, Stephany Jacobsen, Dan Ewing, Rhiannon Fish, Zachary Garred, Izzy Stevens, Charles Terrier, Charles Mesure, Felix Williamson, Jacqueline McKenzie, and Bruce Spence. This looks cool, though it seems like standard invasion sci-fi action. Almost a bit like Red Dawn meets Beyond Skyline, if that interests you. Check it out.
Here's the new international trailer (+ poster) for Luke Sparke's Occupation, direct from YouTube:
After their small Australian country town is annihilated by an overwhelming airborne attack, a group of local civilians evade capture and discover they are now among the last remaining survivors of an extraterrestrial invasion engulfing the entire planet. As humanity falls under world-wide occupation, they form a home-grown army to fight back against vastly superior enemy forces. On the frontlines of the battle for Earth, they are our last hope. Occupation is directed by Australian filmmaker Luke Sparke, director of only the film Red Billabong previously and a former costume supervisor. The screenplay is also written by Luke Sparke, with additional dialogue by Felix Williamson. The film is set to open in Australia & New Zealand starting in July this summer. Saban Films will later release Sparke's Occupation in select US theaters, but not official date has been set yet. Stay tuned and visit the official website. First impression?
Reader Feedback - 8 Comments
They're not very subtle with the title. Which is a first reason to worry about this ...
shiboleth on May 13, 2018
Looks like a solid TNT sci-fi special, a la FALLING SKIES.
DAVIDPD on May 13, 2018
Falling skies?!?! hahaha! that was as bad as Independence Day!!!
CyraNOSE on May 14, 2018
I LIKE IT!!! And thanks for not making the aliens big naked bugs with 4 legs!! Can't wait!! Jango, where have you been?!?!
CyraNOSE on May 14, 2018
"THE FIGHT FOR EARTH....BEGINS....WITH AUSTRALIANS...." That alien armor looks cool, but we've seen so many alien invasion movies at this point...aside from it taking place in Australia, is there anything remotely refreshing or different about this? Not really...
THE_RAW_ on May 14, 2018
I'd check out if on Netflix but wouldn't pay extra for this. Had to laugh that in the trailer they thought it important to have a break in the rolling credits and music to have a character just say 'let's do this' and then another say 'come on'.
Payne by name on May 14, 2018
That was a short movie.
Kamil on May 18, 2018
yeah, saw a pre-release screening last night at the Nova and really enjoyed it. While all sci-fi is preposterous (erm... well, duh, that's its appeal) this is vastly, vastly better than the wholly infantile preposterousness of the similar-ish Independence Day. It's not without its minor glitches (and some continuity lapses), but costuming is great, some really good performances from a consistent cast, the action scenes are relentless, and there are a few unexpected layers to the script which really appeal. One being the notion of the 'small group of survivors' as the tribe, and the echoes of the eternal colonisation story. Altogether, a surprise, and, although Aussie audiences (and critics) save their harshest barbs for 'home grown' product, Occupation is kinda fun. (But, if you want to keep that pasta you've just had down, you will have to look away for the very naff last few frames where a tattered Aussie flag does its little homage to the 'stars and stripes' flag raising on Iwo Jima... didn't have to be there.)
Tim on Jun 6, 2018
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