The Darkest Hour is high-concept sci-fi the likes of which Hollywood doesn't often get behind. Sure, there are plenty of alien invasion movies every year, but most are of the generic aliens in massive, overpowered ships attack major US cities variety. Chris Gorak's film, however, doesn't bank on the spectacle of big floating hunks of metal attacking Los Angeles. It finds Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby, Max Minghella, Rachael Taylor and future RoboCop Joel Kinnaman hunkering down in Moscow while it's swarmed by aliens who are eager to get their invisible tendrils on anything with an electrical signature. If that happens to be a person, well, they go poof in an impressive way.
Truth be told, what happens when aliens and humans collide is the best part of The Darkest Hour, which is why it's not particularly surprising that it's actually what got the movie made. That little tidbit is revealed in the below clip from the April 10th release of Summit's The Darkest Hour on your home video flavor of choice (3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD). If it piques your interest, you can also give our interview with director Chris Gorak from the film's theatrical release a read.