Aaron Eckhart to Protect us from Aliens
Aaron Eckhart moves up from district attorney and supporting player to platoon leader and star of the original SF tale, Battle: Los Angeles.
Columbia Pictures optioned Chris Bertolini (The General’s Daughter)’s screenplay back in April. The story spotlights a Marine platoon’s attempts to repel invaders from the stars. “I love the idea, and I love the script. I like it all,” Producer Neal Moritz of Original Films told The Hollywood Reporter. “We are going to be in production within six months. What’s attractive to me is that it’s a huge event movie that can be done at a modest scale.”
Production is gaining momentum with shooting eyed for early next year and a 2010 release date. No other casting has been announced.
Eckhart has appeared in The Dark Knight, of course, but also gained notice for his work in In the Company of Men and Thank You for Smoking.