Liebesman Helms Battle: Los Angeles

Jonathan Liebesman (“Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning,” “Darkness Falls”) is in negotiations to direct the sci-fi action thriller “Battle: Los Angeles” for Sony Pictures and Original Films says The Hollywood Reporter.

The story follows one Marine platoon’s encounter in the battle against an alien invasion on the streets of Los Angeles. Chris Bertolini penned the script and producer Neal Moritz is pushing forward quickly on getting it into production.

In August, Liebesman went out to locations in Santa Monica and downtown Los Angeles, shooting sequences and plates, and adding CGI aliens. He also created a pre-viz alien invasion sequence.