Beyond Skyline sounds like and technically is a sequel, but it looks and acts like an original film.
Taking place concurrently with the events of 2010’s Skyline, Beyond Skyline uses the occasion to give the widely forgotten sci-fi film a makeover — thanks to the efforts of buzzy stars Frank Grillo and The Raid and The Raid 2’s Iko Uwais.
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Posted on Thursday, August 17th, 2017 by Jacob Hall
Do you remember Skyline, the 2010 science fiction movie about people trapped in an apartment during an alien invasion? Of course you don’t. It was awful. Terrible. Probably one of the worst movies given a wide release in theaters that year. But it was also cheap, produced for a modest $10 million budget, allowing it to make enough money to justify a sequel. And now, seven years later, the trailer for that sequel has arrived.
And it looks…not bad? Perhaps that’s because Beyond Skyline features a new cast, a new setting, a new director, and only a tenuous connection to the original movie.
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The best memory I have about 2010 film Skyline is the possibility that it is actually Skyfall. Every time I see the word “Skyline” I think it’s the misprinted title of the infinitely superior James Bond movie. Then my mind resets to the 2010 Brothers Strause film starring Eric Balfour. “Oh, right, that’s a movie.”
Well, that movie – which was about an alien invasion seen from inside a Los Angeles skyrise – is getting a sequel called Beyond Skyline. Three new cast members actually have our interest piqued for the second story. The first is Frank Grillo, the bad-ass star of Captain America: The Winter Solider and The Purge: Anarchy. The others are Iko Uwais and Yayan Ruhian, two of the stars of The Raid and The Raid 2. Read more about the Skyline sequel cast below. Read More »