At this year’s Comic-Con, Summit released some concept art from The Darkest Hour and they recently unveiled the trailer. In addition, I was able to interview Emile Hirsh, Joel Kinnaman with Max Minghella, as well as director Chris Gorak (Right at Your Door, art director of Fight Club). With the embargo starting to lift on the set visit, Summit has sent over some additional concept art and it’s pretty cool. Check it out after the jump.
Before going any further, if you haven’t seen the trailer, I’d watch that first. Here’s the official synopsis:
The Darkest Hour is the story of five young people who find themselves stranded in Moscow, fighting to survive in the wake of a devastating alien attack. The 3D thriller highlights the classic beauty of Moscow alongside mind-blowing special effects.
The iconic Red Square in Moscow is the scene of desolation in the post-alien invasion world of THE DARKEST HOUR.
The aliens in THE DARKEST HOUR are unlike any depicted on screen. Composed of lethal wave energy, they have the ability to shred apart human life.
An alien “seeker” emits a controlled lightning bolt to reel in its prey.
A close-up of the alien seeker bolt.
The aliens in THE DARKEST HOUR are virtually invisible. They are detected only by the surrounding electrical systems they activate, making travel by day particularly dangerous.
A seeker alien attacks Olivia Thirlby & Emile Hirsch on a runaway trolley train.
Life forms are illuminated by the faint electrical impulses in the body’s nervous system. This is a pre-vis look at how the aliens see humans.
Sergei’s Faraday Cage
The group of survivors meet up with an eccentric Russian scientist, who has outfitted his apartment as a giant Faraday cage, providing protection from the aliens.
Sergei’s cat is also outfitted with a mini-Faraday cage.
The survivors meet up with a group of tough Russian soldiers on horseback, led by Matvei.
An alien tower, whose function is central to the mystery of the aliens’ motivation for taking over our planet.