THE DARKEST HOUR gets a new release date

Joshua Brunsting

April 2nd, 2011

Hey, remember when we got an onslaught of news about the Timur Bekmambetov-produced / Chris Gorak-directed alien invasion film, THE DARKEST HOUR? Yeah, me neither. There is a reason to that, as the film has just now been shoved to the end of the year.

Box Office Mojo has revealed that the film will now hit on December 23, planting it smack dab in the middle of what could be quite a hostile awards season.

Now this delay shouldn’t surprise anyone, as production on the film had to be canned for a few weeks this past summer due to fires in Moscow, where the Russia-set film was shooting.

Starring Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby, Max Minghella, Rachael Taylor, and Joel Kinnaman, the film follows a group of travelers who team up after the planet is invaded by aliens. Definitely an interesting date for a smaller budgeted sci-fi actioner, this may either bode quite well for the film, or a kiss of death, but if this is indeed a dump job by Summit, the studio behind the project, it’s quite odd. Personally, I love the cast here, so hopefully this means the film is shockingly high in quality.

Not holding my breath, though.

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