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Beyond Skyline - Trailer

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Beyond Skyline - Trailer

Directed by Liam O'Donnell

  • Canada, China, Indonesia, Singapore, United Kingdom, USA 2017; 105 min
  • Original version: English, Indonesian
  • Genre: Action

  • From the director of THE LAST SAVAGE presented at IFFAM Project Market


When the population of Los Angeles is vacuumed off the face of the earth, Detective Mark Corley storms his way onto an alien ship to rescue his estranged son. But after crashing the ship in Southeast Asia, he must forge an alliance with a band of survivors to discover the key to saving his son and taking back the planet once and for all.

Director's Statement

My goal for Beyond Skyline was to make a character-driven action film that is both a sequel and a completely stand-alone adventure. It’s been my incredible privilege to build upon the foundation created with the original film, expanding upon the nightmarish ship and its otherworldly creatures. But from the beginning, I wanted to change gears with lots of action set pieces and hard-hitting in- camera effects and stuntwork. I was overjoyed to be able to collaborate with the immensely talented actors and choreographers, Iko Uwais and Yayan Ruhian. Adding their unique brand of intense Silat martial arts into the apocalyptic alien action brought everything up to another level. I wrote the character of Mark Corley, a Los Angeles cop who bails his estranged son, Trent, out of jail the night the world ends was written specifically for Frank Grillo after his scene stealing performance in Warrior. From our first conversations through the epic shoot across the world, Frank embodied the character down to the last detail, delivering an authentic and compelling performance that I’m incredibly proud of. Across the board I was beyond fortunate to work with this extraordinarily talented and diverse cast of artists. Filming on location from the subway tunnels in Toronto to the jungles and majestic temples in Indonesia gave the film and entirely new sense of adventure and discovery. With a crew stretching literally across the world, I couldn’t be prouder of the way everyone banded together on this project. I believe we’ve made something special that will stand on its own as an exhilarating piece of action entertainment that leaves people buzzing with excitement.



    Matthew Chausse