Alien Invasion Movie Inspired By First-Person Shooters

Battle: Los Angeles is an upcoming movie from Sony, directed by Jonathan Liebesman and starring Aaron "Two-Face" Eckhart. By the director's reckoning, it's just like a video game.

The film, about an alien invasion of Earth, is focused on - surprise, surprise - the battle for Los Angeles, and some parts of the shooting, mayhem and "destruction of Los Angeles on a massive scale" are presented from a first-person perspective. Just like the recent Cloverfield, yes, but also just like a video game.

"When I saw 40 minutes of this the other day, I literally grabbed my hands like an Xbox," says another of the film's stars, Michelle Rodriguez. "It's really like a first-person shooter game."

It's a feeling that's intentional, director Liebesman adding that first-person shooters were a big inspiration on the film, and that "It feels like Modern Warfare or Halo".

Hopefully they just mean with regards to the perspective and the action, and the movie won't be almost entirely brown and feature aliens trying to put their balls in the Marines' mouths.

"Battle: Los Angeles" wows Comic-Con crowd [Reuters]


    Last sentence is Awesome.

    I think the last sentence should be the other way around, there's no guarantee the elites have bags there to tea.
    Who knows what they put on their opponent's face...

    Sounds awful. Who wants to watch a video game?

    Last sentence wins.

    Regardless, Michelle Rodriguez = insta-watch.

    Alien invasion, From sony, Resistance 3 billboard spotted on set. sounds like a resistance fall of man movie to me.....

      "BATTLE: LOS ANGELES is an upcoming movie from Sony,"


        Yer i know that but the movie sounds like it could be based on resistance. and BATTLE LOS ANGELES is probably only a working title.

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