Battle: Los Angeles, which opened last weekend, pits a ragtag group of US marines as they battle on the front lines of west side L.A. against a seemingly invincible horde of invaders from space. The film stars Aaron Eckhart (Rabbit Hole), Michelle Rodriguez (Avatar) and singer Ne-Yo. We had a chance to sit down with them in New York last week. We talked about the intensity of shooting a war film, which co-host of The View actress Michelle Rodriguez would save from invading aliens, and got a little information on Eckhart's upcoming film The Rum Diary based on the book by Hunter S. Thompson.
For years, there have been documented cases of UFO sightings around the world - Buenos Aires, Seoul, France, Germany, China. But in 2011, what were once just sightings will become a terrifying reality when Earth is attacked by unknown forces. As people everywhere watch the world's great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. It's up to a Marine staff sergeant and his new platoon to draw a line in the sand as they take on an enemy unlike any they've ever encountered before.