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INTERVIEWS/REVIEWS: Aaron Eckhart HollywoodNewsWire.net  "Battle: Los Angeles"  photo
Battle: Los Angeles
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Feb 23, 2011
Aaron Eckhart - Battle: Los Angeles
Casa Del Mar, Santa Monica

Q1: What excited you about this?
AE: Jonathan. Jonathan hadn't got the job yet and I got the script and thought, jeez, an alien movie, I'm not sure. And my agent said, 'get in the room with this kid.' And I got there and his presentation — he did all the aliens himself on his own software with no money and all this, and that was very impressive. And I said, 'you know what? I just want to make a war movie, I don't care who the foe is, the alien, is it aliens or whatever, I want to make a war movie.' And he pulled up Youtube and showed me a bunch of marines going house to house in Fallujah, and he goes, this is what the movie's going to look like. And I said, 'I'll do it.' And that was at least a year before we shot it. And we did it. We filmed it that way, I felt like, with all due respect to our brave marines and our soldiers, I felt like we cinematically went to war. And I think it shows up on the screen. We did...

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