First look at The Darkest Hour's shocking alien art by Ben Templesmith

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Get a glimpse at how the alien invaders in Timur Bekmambetov's new film The Darkest Hour will shock the human race into submission! What kind of horrific death is this? Take a look!

Illustration for article titled First look at The Darkest Hours shocking alien art by Ben Templesmith

This image, created by Ben Templesmith, is the cover of The Darkest Hour comic/art book, created by 13 great artists who were inspired by the alien invasion film, The Darkest Hour. Contributors include Brian Churilla Tom Fowler, Mateus Santolouco, Nathan Fox, Brian Hurtt, Jeremy Haun, Ron Chan, Nathan Fairbairn and more. (Click on the above image to enlarge).

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You can visit Ben Templesmith's Comic-Con booth (#4500) today to pick up his limited edition poster from The Darkest Hour collectible comic book. Only 1,000 available! The book itself will not be released until later this year.

Illustration for article titled First look at The Darkest Hours shocking alien art by Ben Templesmith

Here's the film's official synopsis:

THE DARKEST HOUR follows five young people who find themselves stranded in Moscow, fighting to survive in the wake of a devastating alien attack. The 3D action-thriller highlights the classic beauty of Moscow alongside mind-blowing special effects from the minds of visionary filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov (WANTED, NIGHT WATCH) and director Chris Gorak.

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The Darkest hour will be in theaters on December 23rd.

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I'm still not sure if I can forgive him for Wanted. He somehow managed to take a comic full of fun ideas regarding supervillains winning and secretly taking over the world and replaced everything that made interesting with a dull league of assassins who can shoot curving bullets. I figure Timur will find some way to make this movie suck too.

And for the record, I actually watched the movie first before I read the comic, so it is not like I went into the movie with a preconception of where the story was going to go. I was just shocked after reading the comic at how it not only became a shadow of the comic story, but they also whitewashed the protagonist and took out all the bits where he turns into a monster because he can pretty much do whatever he wants with no repercussions. I just felt like they ripped the heart and soul out of the story.