I just received the following press release about "Battle: Los Angeles." It includes confirmation from city officials, executive producer. Read on:
July 27, 2009
THE BATTLE STARTS HERE … FILMING BEGINS SOON
The Columbia Pictures feature film, “Battle: Los Angeles” starring Aaron Eckhart (“The Dark Knight”), will begin principal photography in the Shreveport-Bossier area on Wednesday September 9, 2009.
Directed by Jonathan Liebesman and produced by Neal H. Moritz and Jeffery Chernov, the action packed Sci-fi feature is about a Marine platoon that faces-off against an alien invasion in Los Angeles, California.
For one full month - September 9 through October 9, 2009 Shreveport-Bossier will be the site of that alien invasion. “Battle: Los Angeles” actors, crews and stuntmen will shoot all of its battleground action scenes, high speed chases and explosions in Shreveport-Bossier. And after wrapping-up here, “Battle” heads to Baton Rouge for the completion of filming.
“I am extremely pleased that a significant part of the movie’s locations are in our area as this was literally a battle to compete with other cities to get it here,” says Shreveport Mayor Cedric B. Glover.
“We are very excited that the producers of “Battle: Los Angeles”, have chosen the Shreveport-Bossier City area to shoot its primary location scenes, we look forward to the battle in our LA,” says Bossier City Mayor Lorenz Walker.
More details about the filming of the Sony project will be announced at a news conference set for mid-August. “Stay tuned, because this will be the most action packed film project that we have ever had in our area,” says Arlena Acree, Director of Film, Media and Entertainment.
“I want to extend a huge thank you to Mayor Glover, Mayor Walker, Arlena Acree, and the people of Shreveport-Bossier,” says executive producer Jeffery Chernov. “We needed a freeway and the City with the support of DOTD delivered. They knew what it would take to get this movie, and they stepped up big time.”