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New poster art for THE DARKEST HOUR gives clues about alien invaders

Here is some poster art from the Timur Bekmambetov-produced alien invasion movie titled The Darkest Hour. The film has been described as a 28 Days Later-type thriller, and it's follows a group of American tourists visiting Moscow Russia when an alien invasion occurs. Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild), Olivia Thirlby (Juno, The Wackness), and Max Minghella (The Social Network) star in the film directed by Chris Gorak. The script was written by M.T. Ahern and Leslie Bohem with revisions by Gorak, Jon Spaihts, and Josh Zetumer. The Darkest Hour was shot in Moscow last summer a last Summer in Moscow with a $40-$50 million budget. Summit Entertainment is distributing the film in the states while Fox International is handling international.

Here is the posters description below from WonderCon (11×17):

an image of destruction at the Taj Mahal, with two soldiers from opposite sides of a centuries-long conflict fighting together as the last men standing against the unseen alien invaders. The limited edition poster, illustrated by Brian Hurtt and colored by Bill Crabtree, the art team behind Oni Press’ hit comic book THE SIXTH GUN, will be given away at Oni Press’ booth (601) during WonderCon in San Francisco.

The poster above doesn't feature any alien invaders, at least that I can see. There are electrical bolts or lazer beams of some sort. I am curious if these bolts are from invaders outside of the poster or from weapons.

The poster also lists the following website: TheDarkestHourIsNear.com. If you visit the site you will find information and videos on Ball lightning, a “proposed atmospheric electrical phenomenon of which little is known” which “is usually associated with thunderstorms, but lasts considerably longer than the split-second flash of a lightning bolt.” Check out the video below and share your thoughts!

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