The Darkest Hour tells the tale of several young tourists who happen to be in Moscow, Russia, during the latest cinematic invasion of aliens from another world. Relatively invisible, the invaders appear as wisps and tendrils of light, and the trailer shows them vaporizing humans (and a dog) at ease. Here to devour our energy, modern weapons have little or no effect on them.
While there has been quite an influx of alien movies recently, this looks to be one with a fresh perspective, from the point of view of Moscow, rather than the overused backdrop of New York or L.A. The aliens being invisible is also unique and wil provide quite a challenge for the young group.
The Darkest Hour stars Emile Hirsch (Lords of Dogtown, The Girl Next Door, Into the Wild, Speed Racer, Milk), Olivia Thirlby (Juno), Rachael Taylor (Transformers), Max Minghella (The Social Network), and Joel Kinnaman. Chris Gorak, who previously directed Right at Your Door, and served as art director for Tombstone, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Fight Club, and Minority Report directed The Darkest Hour. Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) is the producer.
The Darkest Hour is scheduled for a December 25 release in the US and Russia in both 2D and 3D. It is rated PG-13.