ATM Viral Video From ‘Skyline’

These days, people do so much important business at ATM’s that it’s completely normal to be nervous and guarded around them. We’re standing on the street, with money in plain sight, inputting numbers that unlock our lives. At any moment, someone could steal the PIN from over your shoulder or run by and grab the cash out of you hand. Being held up in that situation is certainly a real fear for many of us and, until today, it was the worst possible thing that could happen at an ATM. Now, in a short viral clip for Skyline, we have footage from something much worse that can happen while you are standing at an ATM. For added effect, it’s shown from the perspective of the machine.

Skyline, directed by the Brothers Strause and starring Eric Balfour and Donald Faison, opens Friday. Check out the viral video jump. Read More »

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‘Skyline 2′ Is Already In Development

When Greg and Colin Strause rolled into Hall H at Comic-Con this year with a movie no one had heard of, they knew if they didn’t have the goods, their movie could suffer insurmountable backlash. Thankfully, the footage they showed from Skyline was not only impressive, but the story the Strause’s told – about making the film on their own, on a relative shoe string budget, much like Paranormal Activity and The Blair Witch Project – was incredible. That these brothers, who also happen to own their own visual effects house, Hydraulx, made a movie that looks like it costs $200 million for a tiny fraction of that was jaw-dropping.

So it’s no surprise to report that, with the film just weeks away from its November 12 release date, the confident Strause Brothers are already working on the sequel. Details after the jump. Read More »

Movie Trailer #2: ‘Skyline’

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We got our first look at Skyline at Comic Con, along with a great deal of exposure to the PR line that the movie is a homemade affair. Directors Greg and Colin Strause did pay for the movie themselves and shoot a great deal of it in their own condo in Los Angeles, but they also happen to own an effects company that does digital work for big-budget movies. That company, Hydraulx, did the effects for Skyline, so it’s not quite like this was assembled with a PC from Best Buy and a copy of Adobe After Effects.

Still, Skyline looks like an entertainingly flashy alien invasion thriller, with some big setpieces. Now there’s a second trailer, which can be seen after the break. Read More »

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