... with stunts. And explosions. And car chases. And smoke. And helicopters. And Aaron Eckhart. And Bridget Moynahan. And director Jonathan Liebesman (who made "The Killing Room" here).
"Battle: Los Angeles" will film here Sept. 9 through Oct. 9 and then move on to Baton Rouge.
In The Shreve, there will be tons of exterior work which will involve some pretty big street closures and traffic interruptions. The I-49 overpass -- stretching from I-20 to Murphy Street -- will shut down for five weeks. I'll learn more details tomorrow.
To prepare citizens for the shoot, local mayors and two of the movie's producers will talk to the press tomorrow at 3 p.m. I'll amass as many details as I can.
Can I ask any questions for you, besides ones like, "Where can I get Michelle Rodriguez's autograph?"
Do you want to know about street closures? The cost to the cities? The most affected areas in terms of traffic? Public safety concerns? And how the hell The Shreve and The Boss will stand in as L.A.? (Magic, I tell you. And lots of digital crayons.) What do you want to know?
P.S.: Don't worry: I'm volunteering to be first reporter blasted by an on-screen death ray, if "Battle: Los Angeles" requires as much. Hey, on that note, it's time for a reader poll: vote to your right.