San Diego Comic-Con has gifted us with our first extended look at “Battle: Los Angeles,” the alien disaster movie from director Jonathan Liebesman (“The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning”) and starring Aaron Eckhart and Bridget Moynahan: first a viral campaign and then this afternoon’s panel.
Before all this went down, though, we had a chance to chat with Moynahan about the film, and she had some surprising things to say — namely what separates “Battle” from previous alien invasion flicks.
“It’s actually very emotional,” she told MTV News. “I can’t even tell you — when I saw parts of it recently, I was crying. It’s just got such heart to the movie. The director shot such a beautiful movie, so hopefully the editing and everything is going to pull together, but it was a really good story.”
How the whole thing “pulls together,” Eckhart told us last year, will be with a gritty, ultra-realistic vibe. “Jonathan’s gonna make it real, like a ’Black Hawk Down’ sort of feel,” the actor explained. “It’s gonna be an intense, action killer movie. It’s about a squad of Marines that goes and takes on aliens. It’s gonna be a kick-butt movie.”
“Battle: Los Angeles” hits theaters on March 11, 2011.