New Motion Poster for THE DARKEST HOUR Shows Off Neat Creature Effect

     September 14, 2011

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The Darkest Hour looks to be one of the most interesting offerings from the recent wave of alien invasion movies.  To promote The Darkest Hour, Summit has made great use of another en vouge concept: the motion poster.  Producer Tom Jacobson described the aliens as “creatures of electricity and electromagnetism,” an effect seen here as a bolt of energy wraps around the neck of a young woman and disintegrates her.  If that sounds intriguing (how could it not?), check out our interview with Jacobson and fellow producer Timur Bekambetov on location in Moscow for a lot more.

Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby, Rachel Taylor, Max Minghella, and Joel Kinnaman star as young tourists who find themselves stranded in Moscow, fighting to survive in the wake of a devastating alien attack.  Chris Gorak (Right at Your Door) directed the December 25 release from a script by Jon Spaihts.  See the motion poster after the jump.

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.

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