Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Story Behind: BATTLE: LOS ANGELES in 2011

The story behind Battle Los Angeles has it's origins based on a true event in Los Angeles in the early 1940's. Here is some background about the real story and the movie that will be shot on location in Shreveport and Baton Rouge.

Wikipedia Story:

The Battle of Los Angeles is the name given by contemporary news agencies to a sighting of one or more unidentified flying objects which took place from late February 24 to early February 25, 1942 in which eyewitness reports of an unknown object or objects over Los Angeles, California, triggered a massive anti-aircraft artillery barrage. The Los Angeles incident occurred less than three months after America's entry into World War II as a result of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Initially the target of the aerial barrage was thought to be an attacking force from Japan, but it was later suggested to be imaginary and a case of "war nerves", a lost weather balloon, a blimp, a Japanese fire balloon or psychological warfare technique, staged for the benefit of coastal industrial sites, or even an extraterrestrial craft. The true nature of the object or objects allegedly remains "unknown".

Sci-fi Alien Battles in LA in February 2011.

By Jarrod Sarafin August 18, 2009Source: Columbia Pictures

Columbia Pictures has a date in mind as to when Aaron Eckhart will fight off an alien invasion in the streets of Los Angeles. The studio has set their sci-fi action piece, Battle: Los Angeles, to premiere in theaters on February 18, 2011. At the moment, that's the only wide release set for that weekend but as time moves forward we're sure some other studio will line up one of their releases for the dame date.
The film will star Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Michael Pena and Bridget Moynahan. Jonathan Liebesman is directing from a screenplay by Chris Bertolini and Scott Silver.
Plot Concept: "Battle: Los Angeles" revolves around a Marine staff sergeant (Eckhart) and his new platoon's battle against an alien invasion on the streets of Los Angeles. Rodriguez will play Crpl. Adriana Santos, a member of a radio battalion. Pena plays the father of a boy the Marines find along the way, and Moynahan plays a veterinarian.

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