If you must know, I’m a big fan of art/independent films. That is mainly one of the two reasons why I’ve never written a single movie review to date. The other reason being the scarcity of good art/independent films where I live and of course, time. Well when I do get my hands on them, I’ll be sure to pen it down but right now, let’s take a look at an interesting film entitled “Skyline“.
When I first saw the picture on io9.com, I got really excited. I love the sci-fi genre and the picture you see above looks amazing! In a nutshell, the film’s about an alien invasion with their space craft wrecking havoc on LA, large alien-beings and us humans trying their best to survive and escape the carnage. We do fight back though, but we won’t know how we’ll do until the movie’s out. I say serves us human right for treating the prawns like crap in District 9 – here comes payback! By the way Skyline is not related to District 9, no, far from it but it does have the makings of an epic sci-fi movie, bigger even.
Now, the film is a low budget flick by Greg and Colin Strause. Yes the same people that brought us Predator: Requiem, a movie I quite regret paying my hard-earned moolah for. But I’m quick to forgive, and the Strause brothers are working to produce a film where the acting crew can have a free hand to express themselves and if I’ve read correctly, move away – if ever so slightly from the Hollywood movie formula. Much kudos if they do. Skyline will feature Eric Balfour, Donald Faison, Scottie Thompson, Brittney Daniel, and David Zayas, interesting because they’re mostly TV stars.
Skyline will be on screens in November, so that’s something we all can look forward to.