Eric Balfour

This week, Fat Guy Kevin Carr is like a runaway train filled with toxic chemicals. He could derail and explode at any moment. And it’s a good thing Tony Scott isn’t making a movie of his life because there aren’t enough whip pans and helicopter shots to capture his awesomeness. While he raps Scott’s knuckles with a railroad tie, he also gets giddy over the beautiful Rachel McAdams and gives some props to the Brothers Strause for the effects in Skyline. And then he explodes, and all the toxic chemicals threaten to wipe out a small town in Pennsylvania.

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The variable that no one had heard of at Comic-Con was Skyline. Its footage and panel was a bit bland, but the special effects are the real stand outs. For a shoestring budget, the film has created some indelible images of women’s faces being lased, giant alien ships landing in brilliant blue down to city blocks, and millions of frail little human bodies being pulled up into the air to face what is probably the universe’s worst probing. Now, the teaser trailer has finally hit for the eyeballs of the masses. Check it out for yourself:

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If you want to talk about a movie that went from 0 to 99 on the recognition meter, you want to talk about the Colin and Greg Strause film Skyline. I’m not sure anyone really knew what the film was, or even what it was about, unless they were on the inside or had done some serious research. There’s a very good reason why none of us had heard of the film until this point – while a normal movie production employs hundreds (if not thousands) of people, Skyline employed about 20. Once the footage is released, you’ll see that this is very impressive. The Strause Brothers talked about the gestation of the idea that started with something along the lines of “if Paranormal Activity can be made on the cheap in someones house, why can’t we do that?” Hearing those words, one may have expected a movie set completely in an apartment, and one would have been wrong. Skyline is a massive alien invasion epic, or at least that’s what it looks like so far. Check after the jump for more info on this surprising science fiction flick…

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