Who survives when the lights go out? It’s a terrifying prospect to think about as it feels like something straight from the pages of an World War 3 scenario. Matter of fact, it’s an alien invasion and 4 DigitalMedia release the UK Trailer for The Blackout: Invasion Earth. As things go ‘Dark’ as the world falls who will save us?
This Russian sci-fi thriller is an action-packed epic that sees the fate of humanity resting in the hands of a group of heavily armoured, but massively overmatched soldiers (headed by Aleksey Cahdov, star of Nightwatch), and a lone female journalist. This is two hours of doom and destruction, intense firefights and mind-control mayhem – and a strange, leather-clad figure called Id, who holds the key to the blackout.
Don’t let this been a Russian film put you off, they can deliver. Looks a solid film and we do love the Blade Runner nod and the chaos that surrounds this film too!
When the end comes for civilization, it will not be terrorism or nuclear war that causes it, but ‘The Blackout’. An unexplained phenomenon has struck the Earth. Contact between most towns on Earth has been severed. A small area in Eastern Europe is the only location that still has electricity.
When military forces venture outside, they discover a shocking truth – corpses everywhere. In stores, in cars, on roads, in hospitals and railway stations. Who or what is destroying all life on Earth? And how long can the last outpost of mankind endure? It’s up to a crack squad of troops to investigate, venturing into a no-man’s land to confront the threat, whatever it might be – and exterminate it at all costs!
The film stars Pyotr Fyodorov, Aleksey Chadov, Svetlana Ivanova, Konstantin Lavronenko, Lukerya Ilyashenko, and Kseniya Kutepova.
The Blackout: Invasion Earth will be released in the UK and Ireland on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital from 28th December.