Sides have been drawn. Weapons chosen. The aliens are on their way, but it’s not the landscape of the city of Los Angeles that will be the chosen battlefield. No, instead it will most likely be the courtroom. Oh, Hollywood! No one loves a good war more than you do!
Deadline New York is reporting that a real battle is brewing between rival aliens-invade-Los Angeles films Skyline and Battle: Los Angeles. Sony Pictures Entertainment, the studio behind the big budget Battle: Los Angeles, is exploring its legal options. At issue: Greg and Colin Strause, the owners of visual effects house Hydraulx, were paid millions of dollars to generate visual effects work for Battle: Los Angeles. But Hydraulx never informed SPE the siblings were directing a VFX-driven rival alien invasion feature that will hit theaters four months before SPE’s March 12, 2011 release.
We’ll keep our eyes on how this one turns out, but it may just end up being one ugly motherfucker of an alien based legal brawl.
Look for Skyline in theaters (we hope) November 12th, 2010.
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