The Darkest Hour (3D)

An American sci-fi film,The Darkest Hour follows Sean and Ben (Emile Hirsch and Max Minghella)...

Written by Screen Correspondent | Published: January 6, 2012 3:38 pm

Overcoming evil

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Producer: Timur Bekmanbetov

Director and Writer: Chris Gorak

Screenplay: Jon Spaihts

Cast: Emile Hirsch,Rachael Taylor,Max Minghella,Joel Kinnaman and Olivia Thirlby

Release date: January 6

An American sci-fi film,The Darkest Hour follows Sean and Ben (Emile Hirsch and Max Minghella),who travel to Moscow for a business trip. Undercut by a competitor Skyler (Joel Kinnaman),the two protagonists arrive at a nightclub where aliens controlled by energy unleash a global invasion. To survive the attack,Sean,Ben and Styler bury their differences and along with two women who they meet at the club (Olivia Thirlby and Rachel Taylor) they fight the alien forces.

The buzz

While most alien invasion films are centred around U.S.A,The Darkest Hour has been set in Russia. The film has been made on a budget of $40 million.

* The bad guys are aliens controlled by energy and emerge as clouds of gold dust

* Emile Hirsch stars as an American in Moscow who finds himself fending off mysterious alien invaders alongside pal Max Minghella and love interest Olivia Thirlby

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