Skyline trailer beams in


Skyline , the no-budget sci-flick from the guys behind (ahem) Aliens Vs. Predators: Requiem has unleashed its first trailer online.

No wait, come back! Colin and Greg Strause’s pop at the Alien franchise was a well-intentioned if badly-executed debut, and Skyline promises to be a more successful sophomore effort.

The proof’s in the tongue-in-cheek but grandiose trailer – a shorter version of the one that was unveiled last month at Comic-Con – which gives us a mere glimpse of stars Eric Balfour and Donald Faison, but plenty else besides.

Skyline ’s premise plays with the phrase ‘drawn like a moth to a flame’, with the ETs (55 foot alien robots not seen here) using a pretty blue light to entice humans into their trap.

Check out the trailer below…

Considering it was made in Greg Strause’s apartment on a budget normally reserved for Johnny Depp’s lunch, Skyline doesn’t look half bad.

The image of thousands of humans being swept up into a giant ship is certainly impressive. If anything, it’s a B-movie with big dreams. And there’s nothing wrong with that.

Skyline opens on 12 November.

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Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.