Film trailer: 'Battle: Los Angeles'

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The third trailer for sci-fi action thriller Battle: Los Angeles was released January 11, expanding on the initial teasers that set up the story of UFO sightings around the world.

The alien invasion story stars Aaron Eckhart ( Rabbit Hole) as the head of a Marine platoon, Michelle Rodriguez ( Avatar) as a sergeant, and rapper Ne-Yo.

The news warnings of meteors heading to Earth alert the public, quickly resulting in mass evacuations as it becomes clear the onslaught is not space debris but alien spacecraft.

Panic takes over as the attack mounts and it becomes apparent that the military is outnumbered by the invading malevolent force wiping out Los Angeles and its inhabitants. Then the Transformer-like behemoth emerges. "We are being colonized," says a voice on the news report.

The previously released teaser trailer sets up the of UFO sightings, stretching from Buenos Aires to Seoul. As the "meteors" turn from a mystery to a horror, Earth's cities are under attack in a war like no other. Los Angeles is the last stand.

Similar to films like Independence Day, it's far from the upcoming film Paul, about a lost extraterrestrial with a sense of humor.

Battle: Los Angeles is directed by Jonathan Liebesman, who will direct the Clash of the Titans sequel. The film releases March 11.

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