10 Movies That Were Made Worse By Reshoots

Movie-making is a bizarre and chaotic process. Sometimes, the flurry of rewrites and added footage can result in an unlikely masterpiece. But sometimes, test audiences randomly dislike a film, and this leads to ill-advised reshoots. Here are 10 science fiction and fantasy movies that had new footage added, which made… » 3/27/14 10:00am 3/27/14 10:00am

First Battle: Los Angeles clips show a deadly alien ambush

The first ever clip for Battle: Los Angeles shows us exactly how "gritty" this feature will get. The small snippet of character dialog feels supremely authentic (for an alien invasion flick) — but can your stomach withstand the shaky-cam? » 2/23/11 6:30am 2/23/11 6:30am

District 9 producer's Alien Sleeper Cell flick will hopefully bring…

The next film from producers Bill Block (District 9) and Adrian Askarieh (Hitman) will be Alien Sleeper Cell, which is described as a new take on the alien-invasion genre with a Bourne Identity feel. Image via Worth 1000. [The Wrap] » 1/13/11 11:10am 1/13/11 11:10am

New Battle LA trailer lives up to the "Black Hawk Down with aliens" hype

The third trailer for Battle: Los Angeles is finally delivering all the realism and gritty war footage we were promised. And it looks great. We truly hope the film itself is as good as what we've seen in the trailers. » 1/11/11 6:43pm 1/11/11 6:43pm

Two new Battle: Los Angeles trailers are eerily alluring

Hometown heroes battle a mecha invasion, with a somber singing-robot soundtrack — consider our interest piqued in Battle: Los Angeles. Watch the trailer — you can't help but be pulled in. Which is probably exactly what the aliens want. » 11/12/10 9:35am 11/12/10 9:35am

Most frustrating TV shows canceled on a cliffhanger

As the fall TV season starts up, shows are resolving their agonizing summer cliffhangers — but for some unlucky shows, that resolution never arrived. Here are the most frustrating "cancel-hangers," cliffhanger endings for shows that got cancelled too soon. » 9/21/10 3:30pm 9/21/10 3:30pm

V Actor Promises The Resistance Will Get More Competent Soon

Are we going to be witnessing the last temptation of Father Jack soon? Actor Joel Gretsch talked to us about fighting aliens, struggling with his faith, and being tempted by the fruit of another. Spoilers ahead... » 4/09/10 11:51am 4/09/10 11:51am

Eli Roth Readies Yet Another Alien Invasion Flick

Is Eli Roth turning alien invasion graphic novel El Eternauta into a film? The new description of his next alien film leads us to believe it may be heavily inspired by the Argentinian comic. But if not, we're still excited. » 12/24/09 6:30am 12/24/09 6:30am

7 Superhero Stories Too Big For Movies

Sure, movies like Iron Man and The Dark Knight have proven that superheroes can work on the big screen, but sometimes only comics can offer longjohned epics so large-scale that they'd break Hollywood in half through special effects budget alone. » 11/17/09 12:20pm 11/17/09 12:20pm

Roland Emmerich Planning Not One, But Two Independence Day Sequels

Apparently one movie isn't enough to contain all the ideas Roland Emmerich has for his follow-up to Independence Day. The director is planning to make two sequel films, and he already has a punny title in mind. » 11/12/09 4:00pm 11/12/09 4:00pm

Passive-Aggressive Aliens Want to Steal Your Gravel

In the latest issue of The New Yorker, an alien civilization announces its intentions to visit our planet. But they're not a benevolent race out to share their technology; they're actually quite passive aggressive and have designs on our gravel. » 9/21/09 12:21pm 9/21/09 12:21pm

An Alien Invasion You Can Write Home About

Artist Franco Brambilla combines combines vintage postcards with computer-generated images of aliens, flying saucers, and giant robots, to give your next alien invasion the same quaint, cozy feeling as your grandpa's Alpine vacation. » 7/22/09 8:20am 7/22/09 8:20am

British Schoolchildren Traumatized by Fake Alien Invasion

Hoping to spark their students' imaginations, a junior school in England staged an alien invasion, complete with a crash landing and the "abduction" of one of their faculty members while the children watched. What could possibly go wrong? » 7/21/09 1:00pm 7/21/09 1:00pm

Alien Invasion Hoax Exposes Croatia’s Military Hair Trigger

Residents of Zagreb panicked last week when they heard radio reports of UFO sighting. The station’s journalists admitted to a War of the Worlds-inspired hoax, but claim this hoax held a deeper purpose. » 12/15/08 2:19pm 12/15/08 2:19pm

If You Can't Beat 'Em, Rip 'Em Off

With Marvel Comics' Secret Invasion » 9/11/08 11:30am 9/11/08 11:30am topping the sales charts, you can't blame DC Comics for wanting to get in on the action - especially when the plot of closely mirrors two of their own series from the 1980s, and . But do the covers of the recently-released collections of those two series go too far? 's new tagline…

Detailed Military Specs On How To Stop A Rampaging Monster In Your Town

If a 500 foot tall monster invaded your city, would you know how to stop it? Luckily, Wired has not one but two extremely detailed posts telling you what sort of military specs and maneuvers would probably work best against an enormous beastie. Of course, robotics expert Daniel Wilson already told us that we just need… » 3/04/08 8:40am 3/04/08 8:40am

The Alien Warships That Took San Francisco

These paintings from the PS3 game Resistance: Fall of Man 2 make mayhem and alien invasions look downright gorgeous. We aren't sure if that's meant to be the Golden Gate Bridge in the image above, since the structure of the supports looks somewhat different, but if it is... San Francisco looks like it might take a… » 2/27/08 4:30pm 2/27/08 4:30pm

What Scifi Cliche Will Come True First?

So everybody keeps saying we're living in a science fictional world now, thanks to the ipod nano and the global catastrophes. So we're just waiting on the edge of our seats for more stock science fiction plots to start coming true. Vote for the summer-blockbuster storyline that'll be the first to become our everyday… » 1/29/08 2:30pm 1/29/08 2:30pm

Dark Swarm... Of B-List Actors

A swarm of deadly aliens has attacked the Earth and eaten up everyone and everything on the planet, except for a small group of survivors. What do you do? Make a B-movie of course. Dark Swarm is just that: a CGI alien-infested monster movie, complete with an infestation of B-grade scifi TV actors in its lone band of… » 1/17/08 2:45pm 1/17/08 2:45pm