Yesterday I had the chance to speak with directors Colin Strause and Greg Strause about Skyline, which came out on Blu-ray and DVD March 22. The Brothers Strause also talked a bit about their new project, War of the Ages, which, frankly, sounds awesome. Skyline co-writer Liam O'Donnell is writing the screenplay. Here's what Greg Strause had to say about this epic adventure.
Napoleon is one of the ancient leaders brought back through time to fight in War of the Ages
"War of the Ages is going to be the next news item. Basically, an ancient artifact is uncovered, time is shattered and the seven greatest war leaders in history have to battle each other out. It's sort of like The Lord of the Rings meets Gladiator. You have Napoleon vs. Julius Caesar vs. Attila the Hun vs. Genghis Khan vs. Alexander vs. Hannibal. So, there you go. It's going to be in 3D and it's a big sword-and-sandal epic."
Greg Strause also revealed they're using a tactic from Skyline to help sell the project: Shooting a trailer before principal photography even starts.
"We just finished up the script and we have just finished the trailer we shot for it. It's sort of the same way we did Skyline, except this is a much, much bigger film. In Skyline, we shot a 90-second trailer to get everybody excited about the movie before we sold it. We're kind of following in the same footsteps, but learning from the experience and pushing forward."
Stay tuned for my full interview with Colin Strause and Greg Strause about Skyline in the very near future.