By their own admission, Colin and Greg Strause have not yet set the bar particularly high for genre fanboys who would theoretically be excited by almost every one of their projects: although they provided some amazing effects work for some of the biggest movies of the last decade, their fledgling feature directorial effort, 'Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem,' landed them in the doldrums of fan judgment. But after supervising the effects on other movies, including 'Iron Man 2,' 'The Incredible Hulk,' and 'X-Men, The Last Stand' among many others, they decided to get back to the basics, use their wealth of technical expertise, and create something original and unique that would redefine them as filmmakers. The fruit of that labor is 'Skyline,' a forthcoming science fiction opus that operates on "a biblical scale" and yet takes place in domestic and familiar locations, and as such is both sweeping and intimate.
Cinematical joined a small phalanx of journalists at the Strause brothers' company, Hydraulx, to discuss the development and design of 'Skyline.' In addition to screening a more completed version of the footage shown at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con, Colin and Greg fielded questions about the process of creating their singular alien-invasion movie, and then offered the film's stars, Donald Faison, David Zayas and Brittany Daniel, an opportunity to talk about their participation in the forthcoming opus.