A stark and somber trailer for next years alien invasion epic “Battle: Los Angeles” premiered in theaters before “Skyline” and has now been made available online. I’m going to join in chorus of others around the web that are singing it’s praises, it looks amazing.
A mix between “War of the Worlds” and “Saving Private Ryan” with a touch of “Full Metal Jacket” the trailer uses slow motion shots of military action without any environmental sound, only a somber electronic score that builds but is cut short of its crescendo at the end, leaving you wanting more, as a teaser trailer should. Barely any aliens, but plenty of mayhem and closeups of the soldiers in the field.
One of the soldiers we see is Michelle Rodriguez, who plays an Air Force tech sergeant. We shot this interview in July at Comic Con, but due to it’s brevity, my bad camerawork, (or unwillingness to bust some heads around me!) and the lack of context for what she’s talking about, we never used it. Now that we can see what world her character is in, I figured I’d throw it in for fun.
In this interview she explains her position as pretty technical and “geeky.” If we’re to go by what we see in this teaser, she definitely doesn’t have a desk job.
Watch the trailer embedded below and see if you agree it’s great, then watch the interview with Michelle Rodriguez above. “Battle: Los Angeles” opens in theaters next year on March 11th, 2011.