Summit Entertainment will release the alien invasion thriller The Darkest Hour from director Chris Gorak and writer Jon Spaihts in Blu-ray 3D, 2D and DVD configurations on April 10.
The Darkest Hour stars Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby, Rachel Taylor, Joel Kinnaman and Max Minghella as part of a group of American tourists in Moscow who come under attack by mysterious, invisible alien creatures. They soon discover the aliens affect electricity when close by and use this knowledge to both survive the attack and fight back.
Summit opened The Darkest Hour on Christmas Day, 2011, and has earned $21.2 million from the thriller since its release.
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The first few stills of Max in The Darkest Hour have finally been released and you can check them out in the gallery. Remember, the film hits theaters this Christmas!
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Check out Collider’s interview with Max and Joel from Comic-Con!
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The first official trailer for the Darkest Hour debuted today and it did not disappoint! Check it out below!
Screencaptures of Max from the trailer have been added to the gallery. Enjoy!
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EW has finally posted a portrait of Max with his Darkest Hour cast members. I’ve added it to the gallery, so be sure to check it out!
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Stars Emile Hirsch, Max Minghella and Joel Kinnaman were joined by director Chris Gorak and producers Tom Jacobson and Monnie Willis at a special press presentation to show off the production art for the upcoming alien invasion movie. “The Darkest Hour” plays around with the concept of an extraterrestrial assault both visually and in terms of its style.
“It’s an alien movie, but it’s kind of pretty different I think. I’m not worried about people confusing it with the other ones,” said Minghella. “It’s really a human story about these five characters trying to survive in this completely fucked environment.”
Since it was shot entirely in 3-D, Gorak — best known for his art direction on films like “Minority Report” and “Fight Club” — has taken a different approach to alien design in the movie. His aliens can’t be seen in daylight, but since electricity responds to them, the main characters are able to find a way to discover when they’re around and eventually kill them. But Gorak didn’t want the aliens not to have a visual presence in the film, so the movie will include scenes from their perspective.
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Coming Soon, amongst many other Entertainment sites, attended a special event hosted by Summit Entertainment where they showed a preview of The Darkest Hour along with artwork related to the film.
Summit Entertainment hosted a special event this morning adjacent to Comic-Con, showing off artwork, stills and the first trailer from their upcoming alien invasion film The Darkest Hour. Filmed on-location in Moscow, the story involves a group of survivors battling against an invading alien force that has nearly conquered the planet.
Emile Hirsch and Max Minghella are friends and business partners who travel to the Russian city before the invasion. They have a night on the town and meet up with Olivia Thirlby and Rachael Taylor’s characters in a bar just before the city goes dark. They soon find, however, that it’s not just Moscow that has lost power; it’s the entire world.
The aliens of the film are electricity-based and tend to be invisible unless they’re attacking. The one clue to knowing when they’re approaching is that power returns to the immediate vicinity, leading the band of survivors to gather light bulbs to use as signals.
Though the aliens take control of the planet immediately, depleting the world’s energy resources, a band of resistance fighters springs up, using scientific technology to combat the invaders. The group meets a Russian scientist (Dato Bakhtadze), who has devised a mobile form of a Faraday cage (a real-world device that prevents electricity from doing harm to an individual). In his apartment, he’s even applied the principle to his cat and manages to build versions of the device for Russian freedom fighters to use in combat. (One piece of production art has a soldier on his horse, both making use of the device).
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Let’s hope Max will make an appearance at Comic-Con.
For the fourth year in a row, Summit Entertainment will provide the Comic-Con International audience with a unique, interactive booth experience featuring films from the studio’s upcoming slate, including an action adventure update of the beloved The Three Musketeers, the alien invasion thriller The Darkest Hour with effects from visionary filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov, and the highly anticipated The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1.
Those who stop by will be able to speak live via phone with select actors and filmmakers from Summit films, as well as participate in contests and giveaways. The authors of three novels that Summit Entertainment is bringing to life on the big screen will also complete autograph signings at the booth.
The Darkest Hour comes to theaters December 23rd, 2012 and stars Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby, Rachael Taylor, Joel Kinnaman, Max Minghella. The film is directed by Chris Gorak.
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Was hoping to see this film sooner, but looks like Summit has pushed it to a later date. No details have been given as to why they’ve pushed it to a December release date.
Summit has pushed back action-thriller “The Darkest Hour” to Dec. 23 from Aug. 5.”Hour” centers on five young people who find themselves stranded in Moscow, fighting to survive in the wake of a devastating alien attack. Project marks the first American 3D production to film in Russia with locations including Red Square, GUM Department Store, the Lenin Library and Square and the Academy of Science Plaza.
Chris Gorak directed from a screenplay by Jon Spaihts, based on the script by Leslie Bohem & M.T. Ahern. “Hour” stars Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby, Max Minghella, Rachael Taylor and Joel Kinnaman with Tom Jacobson and Timur Bekmambetov producing.
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Summit Entertainment, New Regency and Oni Press have announced they are debuting a collectible poster at WonderCon this weekend in San Francisco for The Darkest Hour, coming to 3D and 2D theaters on August 5th. The poster features an image from an upcoming art book for the Chris Gorak-directed sci-fi action thriller, starring Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby, Max Minghella, Rachael Taylor and Joel Kinnaman.
The full press release follows:
Summit Entertainment, New Regency & Oni Press will unveil a special collectible poster at WonderCon 2011 from the upcoming art book for THE DARKEST HOUR, a new film about five young people who find themselves stranded in Moscow, fighting to survive in the wake of a devastating alien attack. The 3D action-thriller highlights the classic beauty of Moscow alongside mind-blowing special effects from the minds of visionary filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov (WANTED, NIGHT WATCH) and director Chris Gorak.
The full art book is set to debut later this year, with stunning artistic interpretations of the film’s vision of a world lost to an overwhelming and frightening alien force, featuring work from a diverse roster of comics’ hottest creators. The global events are captured in epic detail as the last remnants of humanity struggle for survival in a world that is no longer their own.
The special WonderCon collectible poster (11×17) features an image of destruction at the Taj Mahal, with two soldiers from opposite sides of a centuries-long conflict fighting together as the last men standing against the unseen alien invaders. The limited edition poster, illustrated by Brian Hurtt and colored by Bill Crabtree, the art team behind Oni Press’ hit comic book THE SIXTH GUN, will be given away at Oni Press’ booth (601) during WonderCon in San Francisco.