There’s A Sequel?! Beyond Skyline: Skyline 2!

There’s A Sequel?! Beyond Skyline: Skyline 2!

When an alien invasion force attacks the earth, a tough detective must battle to rescue his son from the invaders!

Skyline was one of those flashy CGI filled invasion films that hit our theatres way back in 2010. I remember it as a true brainless popcorn flick that I had no desire to watch again once it was over.

My biggest gripe with the film was that a climatic battle was played out during the end credits using static rendered 3D models. It was akin to watching a slideshow of the films final moments.

That said, however, the film was very impressive for its low budget, reportedly between $10-20 million. The film was a critical flop but still made around $78 million worldwide.

The directors, Greg and Colin Strause, unphased by its reception said they had plans for a follow-up story.

Now, seemingly out of nowhere, a trailer has appeared seven years later for a sequel entitled, Beyond Skyline: Skyline 2. The Brothers Strause are now the producers and this sequel has been directed by Liam O’Donnell.

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This new film is a separate story that runs parallel to the first film and whilst the original was rated PG-13, Beyond Skyline has been confirmed to have upped the violence with an R rating.

Beyond Skyline will see a worldwide theatrical release around November with a North American run being strictly limited. This will be closely followed by a release onto Video On Demand services.


John Abbitt

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@UKFilmNerd | John loves film, and he used to write for his own website, The Tydirium Hangar Bay, in the late 1990s. Whilst that website became lost in the passages of time, John's love of film did not. He's back, writing for The Unheard Nerd.