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Stephen Hawking warned us about alien encounters in this new Skyline trailer

08.10.2010

What the hell did I just watch?

It was the trailer for SKYLINE.

The beginning is flooded with warnings of what Steven Hawking once foretold about extraterrestrials. He said that, “If aliens ever visit us, I think the outcome would be much as when Christopher Columbus first landed in America, which didn’t turn out very well for the Native Americans.” The trailer is a bit short, but does it's job gathering interest.

When Jim Law went to the panel for the film at Comic-Con, words like: CLOVERFIELD, INDEPENDENCE DAY, DISTRICT 9, and "Brett Ratner excitement" got brought up. While the last scene of the ship sucking up all of those people is cool (at least to me anyway), I'd like to see more footage though. Hopefully the helmers of the film, The Brothers Strause haven't put too much of a bad taste in your mouth since their last effort, AVP: REQUIEM.

Watch out for the anal probes. To check it out in HD head over to Apple.

Official synopsis:

"In the sci-fi thriller Skyline, strange lights descend on the city of Los Angeles, drawing people outside like moths to a flame where an extraterrestrial force threatens to swallow the entire human population off the face of the Earth."

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Extra Tidbit: I love that Donald Faison is in this. Watch him do his dance to Bel Biv DeVoe's "Poison" here.
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2:34PM on 08/12/2010
Don't look up! The new trailer & website for Sci-Fi Thriller "Skyline" has just been released on IamRogue.com! http://bit.ly/b9h8YN
Don't look up! The new trailer & website for Sci-Fi Thriller "Skyline" has just been released on IamRogue.com! http://bit.ly/b9h8YN
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2:20PM on 08/12/2010
Carl Sagan, i believe said that the chances of ET life being at all interested in earth or even wanting to visit earth being significantly small. But then again, he made this statement 40 years ago when he was living. Stephen Hawking is living and he's teh smartest man alive, so who to believe these days.
Carl Sagan, i believe said that the chances of ET life being at all interested in earth or even wanting to visit earth being significantly small. But then again, he made this statement 40 years ago when he was living. Stephen Hawking is living and he's teh smartest man alive, so who to believe these days.
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11:26AM on 08/14/2010
soooo because someone is dead their theory is less relevant? what about Darwin? he died 100 years ago, does that mean his ideas are less accurate than some idiotic apologist living today?? im not trying to start a debate or anything, i just think its a valid point
soooo because someone is dead their theory is less relevant? what about Darwin? he died 100 years ago, does that mean his ideas are less accurate than some idiotic apologist living today?? im not trying to start a debate or anything, i just think its a valid point
7:59PM on 08/11/2010

if did right

this movie looks like it might be good.
this movie looks like it might be good.
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7:02PM on 08/11/2010

Hummmm...

When did Hawking make that statement? I thought it was like 2 months ago, and they already have a movie? mentioning it now
When did Hawking make that statement? I thought it was like 2 months ago, and they already have a movie? mentioning it now
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6:17PM on 08/11/2010
Feel like I just watched a trailer to an X-Box game.
Feel like I just watched a trailer to an X-Box game.
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5:11PM on 08/11/2010
This looked retarded until that last shot. Sucking all those humans into the ship. Creepy stuff.

Then again, the slow mo shot of the guys on the roof... a little too Michael Bayish for my taste. Just have to wait and see, I guess.
This looked retarded until that last shot. Sucking all those humans into the ship. Creepy stuff.

Then again, the slow mo shot of the guys on the roof... a little too Michael Bayish for my taste. Just have to wait and see, I guess.
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4:32PM on 08/11/2010
this looks neat
this looks neat
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4:11PM on 08/11/2010

um..

first off, Hawking discussed the POSSIBILITY of HOSTILE alien life. he never had a fixed theory on it. and secondly, no matter how smart anyone is, his theory is almost completely baseless. it is 150% impossible to for us meager little humans to even conceive how ET life look much less behave; its all just speculation. dont get me wrong, Hawking IS a brilliant man, but i think if we want a truly objective theory on ET life we should turn to Carl Sagan. the trailer looks AWESOME though, i def
first off, Hawking discussed the POSSIBILITY of HOSTILE alien life. he never had a fixed theory on it. and secondly, no matter how smart anyone is, his theory is almost completely baseless. it is 150% impossible to for us meager little humans to even conceive how ET life look much less behave; its all just speculation. dont get me wrong, Hawking IS a brilliant man, but i think if we want a truly objective theory on ET life we should turn to Carl Sagan. the trailer looks AWESOME though, i def wanna see it when its release. HOWEVER, did anyone else notice how much the style of this REEKED of 2012?? lets wait and see how many of the successive trailers will use this Hawking tripe followed by "WE SHOULD HAVE LISTENED" sound familiar?? just replace HAWKING with THE MAYANS!
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11:02AM on 08/11/2010
Why do I get the feeling that the aliens are taking us with good intentions? For instance because they know our planet is gonna be destroyed by an asteroid or something and they're taking us to safety.
Apologies if I turn out to be right.
Why do I get the feeling that the aliens are taking us with good intentions? For instance because they know our planet is gonna be destroyed by an asteroid or something and they're taking us to safety.
Apologies if I turn out to be right.
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10:18AM on 08/11/2010
Looks interesting, but, uh, why Los Angeles again?
Looks interesting, but, uh, why Los Angeles again?
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4:36AM on 08/12/2010
It's where the Thetans have their HQ. Hubbard tried telling us, but we wouldn't listen. Now our cousins from the stars are coming to free us all from our human bodies.

Or something.
It's where the Thetans have their HQ. Hubbard tried telling us, but we wouldn't listen. Now our cousins from the stars are coming to free us all from our human bodies.

Or something.
10:11AM on 08/11/2010

Hawking Didn't Predict Flying Saucers

sorry i still can't figure out these double posts apparently
sorry i still can't figure out these double posts apparently
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10:05AM on 08/11/2010

Hawking Didn't Predict Flying Saucers

I sort of agree with the person who said they're trying to lend credibility to this by adding Hawking in there. I think a true "hostile" alien invasion would be more along the lines of a celestial microbe that rode in on a comet causing some kind of crazy mutating mind virus than these bright-light, flying-saucer type aliens.
I sort of agree with the person who said they're trying to lend credibility to this by adding Hawking in there. I think a true "hostile" alien invasion would be more along the lines of a celestial microbe that rode in on a comet causing some kind of crazy mutating mind virus than these bright-light, flying-saucer type aliens.
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9:50AM on 08/11/2010
Damn! Looks pretty sweet!
Damn! Looks pretty sweet!
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8:05AM on 08/11/2010

VERY COOL

A true teaser, finally!!!
A true teaser, finally!!!
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5:59AM on 08/11/2010
This looks cool.
This looks cool.
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5:12AM on 08/11/2010

Looks ghastly

Strause Bros should not be directing films. Period.

And wtf is up with all the Hawking quotes? Trying maybe too hard to lend your film some credibility?
Strause Bros should not be directing films. Period.

And wtf is up with all the Hawking quotes? Trying maybe too hard to lend your film some credibility?
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4:46AM on 08/11/2010

Am I the only one who noticed this?

If the message was sent in 2009, how come it looks the aliens arrived in a few years? That message supposedly had to travel many light-years, which means the movie should be in the far future.
If the message was sent in 2009, how come it looks the aliens arrived in a few years? That message supposedly had to travel many light-years, which means the movie should be in the far future.
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3:17AM on 08/11/2010
This looks nice.

Some of you complain that it looks similar to other movies; the problem is however that you can only do a specific concept that many times, that is; it is getting harder to be unique with every movie.
This looks nice.

Some of you complain that it looks similar to other movies; the problem is however that you can only do a specific concept that many times, that is; it is getting harder to be unique with every movie.
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2:16AM on 08/11/2010

BLATANT RIPOFF

at 0:55 Seconds they blatantly rip off sound effects from the Transformers trailer. [link] listen @ 0:38, Voight even refers to the sound. Not to mention the similarities in the text. I call shenanigans.
at 0:55 Seconds they blatantly rip off sound effects from the Transformers trailer. [link] listen @ 0:38, Voight even refers to the sound. Not to mention the similarities in the text. I call shenanigans.
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3:19AM on 08/11/2010
That shit happens all the time in trailers. No big.
That shit happens all the time in trailers. No big.
1:22AM on 08/11/2010
Time to get Jeff Goldblum and his Mac Powerbook!
Time to get Jeff Goldblum and his Mac Powerbook!
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12:28AM on 08/11/2010
AVPR was the equivalent of an Uwe Boll film. I'd have to see more to be convinced it has promise.
AVPR was the equivalent of an Uwe Boll film. I'd have to see more to be convinced it has promise.
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12:17AM on 08/11/2010
I thought I was watching a trailer for Transformers 3 mixed with Cloverfield and Super 8.
I thought I was watching a trailer for Transformers 3 mixed with Cloverfield and Super 8.
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11:22PM on 08/10/2010

You guys also gotta remember...

As much as REQUIEM sucked, I blame Fox for those two movies as they had too much influence in both the rating and the final cut.

So I wouldn't be so quick to blame the Strause brothers for the movie. It was WAY better than the first.
As much as REQUIEM sucked, I blame Fox for those two movies as they had too much influence in both the rating and the final cut.

So I wouldn't be so quick to blame the Strause brothers for the movie. It was WAY better than the first.
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11:22PM on 08/10/2010
Is there any reason why I heard Blackout from Transformers in this trailer when the Aliens first strike? little too much sound recycling
Is there any reason why I heard Blackout from Transformers in this trailer when the Aliens first strike? little too much sound recycling
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11:21PM on 08/10/2010
WOW .. this movie looks fantastic. The trailer is perfect .. no spoils just enough to get the juices flowing. Had no idea this movie was coming and its only 3 months away .. YEAH>

p.s. theres no TF1 sounds in this trailer at all.
WOW .. this movie looks fantastic. The trailer is perfect .. no spoils just enough to get the juices flowing. Had no idea this movie was coming and its only 3 months away .. YEAH>

p.s. theres no TF1 sounds in this trailer at all.
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11:20PM on 08/10/2010

Effective teaser....

Showed us some awesome eye candy but didn't ruin anything. Definitely getting excited for it.
Showed us some awesome eye candy but didn't ruin anything. Definitely getting excited for it.
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10:51PM on 08/10/2010
Definitely got the ID4 vibe to it. And after this teaser, Stephen Hawking better have some sort of cameo. But there is something about that light and what it does. I am curious what happens on the other side, since it's obvious it isn't blowing the city to bits.
Definitely got the ID4 vibe to it. And after this teaser, Stephen Hawking better have some sort of cameo. But there is something about that light and what it does. I am curious what happens on the other side, since it's obvious it isn't blowing the city to bits.
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10:36PM on 08/10/2010
Cool trailer. I also agree with Stephen Hawking 110%. We should NOT TRY to contact alien life...AT ALL!
Cool trailer. I also agree with Stephen Hawking 110%. We should NOT TRY to contact alien life...AT ALL!
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3:34AM on 08/11/2010
There isn't any alien life.
There isn't any alien life.
4:43AM on 08/11/2010
Well, the odds are against you, R.O.U.S.121, after all, if we exist, it's probable some other faraway planets have life as well. But cosmic distance is the factor that counts here. Because of distance, we will never get to know them.
Well, the odds are against you, R.O.U.S.121, after all, if we exist, it's probable some other faraway planets have life as well. But cosmic distance is the factor that counts here. Because of distance, we will never get to know them.
10:33PM on 08/10/2010

Its done the job!

I think with over 20 comments, this trailer has done its job which is to cause consumer interest. Regardless of who is directing or what font they choose to use!
I think with over 20 comments, this trailer has done its job which is to cause consumer interest. Regardless of who is directing or what font they choose to use!
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10:09PM on 08/10/2010
1) The only good thing about AVP:R is when they had the balls to show the kid get face hugged.

2) Stop it with the all distortion already! Some people actually like real sounds and not just kkkcchhhhhwwchchkk... goddammit.
1) The only good thing about AVP:R is when they had the balls to show the kid get face hugged.

2) Stop it with the all distortion already! Some people actually like real sounds and not just kkkcchhhhhwwchchkk... goddammit.
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10:01PM on 08/10/2010
This looks fucking great. I'll give these AVPR douchebags another chance.
This looks fucking great. I'll give these AVPR douchebags another chance.
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9:54PM on 08/10/2010
i guess im in the minority in thinking that AVP-R wasnt that horrible the only real problem i had with it was that i couldnt see anything going on in it. as for Skyline im quite excited for this and im willing to give the brothers a chance on this
i guess im in the minority in thinking that AVP-R wasnt that horrible the only real problem i had with it was that i couldnt see anything going on in it. as for Skyline im quite excited for this and im willing to give the brothers a chance on this
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9:49PM on 08/10/2010
Looks like Independence Day the Earth Stood War of the Worlds.
Looks like Independence Day the Earth Stood War of the Worlds.
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9:46PM on 08/10/2010
Does this movie take place in the day time, and not in a sewer. Than maybe I can actually see something happening, not like the awful AVP:R. At least this movie has that going for it.
Does this movie take place in the day time, and not in a sewer. Than maybe I can actually see something happening, not like the awful AVP:R. At least this movie has that going for it.
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9:38PM on 08/10/2010
That trailer was awesome, no way the actual movie lives up to it.
That trailer was awesome, no way the actual movie lives up to it.
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9:24PM on 08/10/2010

Well

it comes from the directors of the atrocious AVP: Requiem, the sound FX and font are stolen from Transformers (not what I would look for inspiration) and only one shot impressed me (towards the end).

I guess mediocrity and shit means more work (the Brothers attempt at an AVP movie).
it comes from the directors of the atrocious AVP: Requiem, the sound FX and font are stolen from Transformers (not what I would look for inspiration) and only one shot impressed me (towards the end).

I guess mediocrity and shit means more work (the Brothers attempt at an AVP movie).
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9:14PM on 08/10/2010

Who the fuck would...

greenlight any project by the Brothers Douchbagge? AVP:R was possibly the worst film ever made. And this is coming from a guy who counts Aliens as his favorite film. I'm not even going to watch the trailer. These guys are talented effects artists, but filmmakers they are not. Their only purpose in the industry is to make Joss Whedon not look so talentless.
greenlight any project by the Brothers Douchbagge? AVP:R was possibly the worst film ever made. And this is coming from a guy who counts Aliens as his favorite film. I'm not even going to watch the trailer. These guys are talented effects artists, but filmmakers they are not. Their only purpose in the industry is to make Joss Whedon not look so talentless.
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9:08PM on 08/10/2010
Thanks for blowing my computer speakers with the constant rumbling, you shitty, pointless movie trailer!
Thanks for blowing my computer speakers with the constant rumbling, you shitty, pointless movie trailer!
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9:02PM on 08/10/2010

Eric Balfour

My opinion of this movie just went straight to hell.
My opinion of this movie just went straight to hell.
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8:46PM on 08/10/2010
The teaser trailer is "ayight", but who stars in this movie? (other than the special effects) Here's the cast list: Brittany Daniel, Eric Balfour, Crystal Reed, Scottie Thompson, Donald Faison, David Zayas, Neil Hopkins, Kevin O'Donnell. Uhhhhh, who??!?!

Also, the film is directed by the 2 brothers behind ALIEN VS PREDATOR: REQUIEM. Remember the "high hopes" we all had for that movie? Yeah.
The teaser trailer is "ayight", but who stars in this movie? (other than the special effects) Here's the cast list: Brittany Daniel, Eric Balfour, Crystal Reed, Scottie Thompson, Donald Faison, David Zayas, Neil Hopkins, Kevin O'Donnell. Uhhhhh, who??!?!

Also, the film is directed by the 2 brothers behind ALIEN VS PREDATOR: REQUIEM. Remember the "high hopes" we all had for that movie? Yeah.
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9:51PM on 08/10/2010
one movie doesnt mean all they do will suck, yes the movie was pretty bad but i still have hopes for this one
one movie doesnt mean all they do will suck, yes the movie was pretty bad but i still have hopes for this one
8:38PM on 08/10/2010

Meh...

Kind of reminds me of the covenant drop ships in HALO. Blue lights, a bunch of them over one huge city.. invasion... blah blah. I dunno about it for now, LOOKS cool, but they did rip transformers so not sure how well the rest of the movie will turn out if you can't get some type of "original" sound
Kind of reminds me of the covenant drop ships in HALO. Blue lights, a bunch of them over one huge city.. invasion... blah blah. I dunno about it for now, LOOKS cool, but they did rip transformers so not sure how well the rest of the movie will turn out if you can't get some type of "original" sound
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8:37PM on 08/10/2010
The trailer is really cool, but why used sound effects from the first Transformers movie trailer.
The trailer is really cool, but why used sound effects from the first Transformers movie trailer.
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8:29PM on 08/10/2010

HOLY SHIT!!!

thats was fucking nuts!!..my mouth fucking dropped at the end it i hardly ever do that
thats was fucking nuts!!..my mouth fucking dropped at the end it i hardly ever do that
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8:29PM on 08/10/2010

um

i definitely heard the sound of the decepticons signal in TF1....
i definitely heard the sound of the decepticons signal in TF1....
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8:24PM on 08/10/2010
That was pretty cool. I just wish it didn't straight-rip that audio from Transformers.
That was pretty cool. I just wish it didn't straight-rip that audio from Transformers.
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8:23PM on 08/10/2010

looks like dog shit

this looks like it'll be the next the happening"
this looks like it'll be the next the happening"
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8:28PM on 08/10/2010
This movie looks like the next "Casablanca" compared to the fucking "Happening".
This movie looks like the next "Casablanca" compared to the fucking "Happening".
8:21PM on 08/10/2010

We'll see....

I do like the last few money shots but I'm afraid that with Donald Faison in the movie, all I'm going to want to do is pick up my cell phone and dial 1-800-CAL-TURK!
I do like the last few money shots but I'm afraid that with Donald Faison in the movie, all I'm going to want to do is pick up my cell phone and dial 1-800-CAL-TURK!
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8:14PM on 08/10/2010
From the brothers behind AVP: REQUIEM? No thanks.

EDIT: Trailer did nothing for me either.
From the brothers behind AVP: REQUIEM? No thanks.

EDIT: Trailer did nothing for me either.
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