Jonathan Liebesman has been working in Hollywood for several years, albeit on films like 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: the Beginning' whose commercial prospects seemed to flourish at the expense of critical acclaim. On his latest film, 'Battle: Los Angeles,' Liebesman has set his sights on a project with a decidedly more respectable pedigree, crafting a 'Saving Private Ryan'-style epic about Marines caught up in an alien invasion.

Cinematical caught up with Liebesman at the Los Angeles press day for 'Battle: Los Angeles,' where the filmmaker discussed not only the logistical challenges of mounting a war movie with an otherworldly backdrop, but the progression his career has taken – and he wants it to take – as he movies on to bigger and better films.