Universal Pictures abducted sci-fi fans from the Comic-Con floor yesterday for a panel on directors Colin and Greg Strause’s (Aliens Vs. Predator: Requium) upcoming alien-invasion frightener Skyline. Joining the brothers onstage were starlets Brittany Daniel and Scottie Thompson, David Zayas (of “Dexter” fame), Eric Balfour, and Donald Faison (aka: “Scrubs” brown bear).
Skyline revolves around a group of friends who after a night of drunken debauchery awaken to find bright blue lights shining down from the sky and sucking up all who look up into them.
The film is set in Los Angeles and was shot with a crew of 20 people utilizing Red One cameras, which provide the quality of 35mm film with the convenience of digital technology. Despite being produced as an indie, Skyline’s F/X are top-notch as they were created by the Strause brothers’ very own effects shop Hydraulx, which has produced computer-generated magic for 65 films including Avatar, Iron Man 2, and 2012.
Skyline also stars Crystal Reed from MTV’s upcoming “Teen Wolf” reboot and Urban Legends: Bloody Mary lead Kate Mara.
Look for it in theaters on Nov. 12, 2010.