Summit Entertainment has released a trailer for director Chris Gorak’s alien invasion frightener The Darkest Hour. Set in Moscow, the film follows five young people as their holiday trip is ruined by invisible extraterrestrial beings of light that disintegrate human flesh upon contact—and you thought cloudy weather was a vacation killer.
Cameras are set to roll in New Orleans this week on Significant Pictures’ Vipaka, a voodoo psych-thriller starring Sanaa Lathan (Contagion), Anthony Mackie (Real Steel) and Forest Whitaker (Repo Men). Philippe Caland (Ripple Effect) is directing from a script by Shin Shimosawa (“The Ringer”).
The film centers on an emotionally unstable contractor (Whitaker) who abducts his newly hired life coach (Mackie) and torments him and his wife (Lathan) and family while twisting the spiritual lessons he learned in therapy to do harm. Mike Epps (Resident Evil: Extinction) costars as Mackie’s brother.
Horror fans may recognize Lathan (pictured above) as vampire slayer Blade’s hot mom in New Line’s 1998 big screen adaptation of the Marvel comic. She also toplined the 2004 monster mash-up Alien vs. Predator. Next up for the 39-year-old looker is a role in Steven Soderbergh’s viral outbreak thriller Contagion.