The Darkest Hour starring Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby, Max Minghella, Rachael Taylor and Joel Kinnaman is all set for release. Directed by Chris Gorak and produced by Tom Jacobson and TimurBekmambetov, this film about five people stranded in Moscow and destined to fight the alien attack.
On starting this project the film’s producer says that it began out of an idea discussed by him and executive producer Monnie Wills. A press note states: “About five years ago, we were talking about what would it be like to survive in the wake of an alien apocalypse where we lost?” explains Jacobson. “What happens the day after Independence Day? We were interested in a story that is focused just on the characters. Where were they? I like stories about humanity and science fiction, with the classic themes such as ordinary people in the midst of extraordinary circumstances. What would happen if we were attacked, conquered, and occupied? That was the genesis of the idea.”