by Fred Topel on scifiwire.com

Aaron Eckhart told a group of reporters that he was scheduled to begin filming the alien invasion movie ‘Battle: Los Angeles’ today; the film portrays the fight between marines and aliens in the City of Angels.

“We’ve got a great shooter, and he’s going to do it like Black Hawk Down meets Alien,” Eckhart said in a group interview on Tuesday in Beverly Hills, Calif., where he was promoting the romantic drama Love Happens. “So it’s going to be real marine stuff. He’s going to film it in a very documentary style.”

To play marines, Eckhart and his co-stars spent three weeks in boot camp. Eckhart flexed his muscles to demonstrate his commitment to authenticity.
The day before principal photography began, Eckhart was confident that ‘Battle: Los Angeles’ has an edge over the likes of Independence Day and War of the Worlds.

“It’s going to be no ordinary aliens movie, I guarantee you that,” he declared. “It’s going to be outrageous. This movie’s going to be so great. I go out on a limb in saying that.”

‘Battle: Los Angeles’ is slated for release in February 2011.

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Sounds interesting – let’s see if we’ll get more infos next time, because Feburary 2011 is far far away. Do you think Aaron Eckhart is a good choise for a role in an alien-action-movie?