*In the sci-fi thriller Skyline, strange lights descend on the city of Los Angeles, drawing people outside like moths to a flame.
Once outdoors, a terrifying extraterrestrial force begins to swallow the entire human population off the face of the Earth. In a matter of hours, we will all be gone.
Jarrod (Eric Balfour of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) and Elaine’s (Scottie Thompson of Star Trek) trip to Southern California was supposed to be a simple weekend away to visit Jarrod’s best friend, Terry (Donald Faison of television’s Scrubs), and Terry’s girlfriend, Candice (Brittany Daniel of Club Dredd), for his birthday.
But when sunrise arrives two hours early in the form of a haunting light from an unknown source, life as they know it is finished. As they watch in terror from Terry’s penthouse windows, people across the city are drawn outside and swallowed into massive alien ships that have blotted out the L.A. skyline.
Now, it will take every survival instinct they have to elude capture from the thousands of monstrous creatures that are sweeping the city and searching for all humans in their path.
From tankers to drones and hydra-like extraterrestrials, the aliens are inescapable and seemingly indestructible. In the sci-fi thriller Skyline, the end of the world has come…and it’s just outside your window.
Chosen as Jarrod’s best friend, special-effects wizard Terry, was an actor much more well known for his comic roles than his dramatic choices: Donald Faison. “Donald is a huge science fiction fan and always wanted to fight aliens, says Screenwriter, Joshua Cordes. We would recite Star Wars dialogue to each other on set. When the cameras rolled, he slipped into action hero mode.” Not only did Donald jump at the chance to work with this cast, he was also excited to be working with brothers Colinand Greg Strause (collectively known as the Brothers Strause) visual-effects masters (AVPR: Aliens vs. Predator-Requiem) whose company Hydraulx has imagined visual effects for such films as Avatar, 2012, Iron Man 2, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and 300, just to name a few. “I’ll tell you right now, says Donald, if you go and see Skyline, you’re going have a lot of fun and you are going to enjoy the ride. Not only is it action-packed, it’s special effects packed. And it’s special effects by the best!”
Donald Faison Bio (Terry in “Skyline”) starred for nine seasons as Dr. Christopher Turk on the Emmy-nominated hit series Scrubs. For his role, Faison received six NAACP Image Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and won two Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Awards at the BET Comedy Awards.
Faison also starred in Summit Entertainment’s Next Day Air, opposite Mos Def and Mike Epps. His additional film credits include Amy Heckerling’s classic cult comedy Clueless, Something New, Remember the Titans, Waiting to Exhale, King’s Ransom, Uptown Girls, Josie and the Pussycats, Can’t Hardly Wait, Big Fat Liar and Juice.
Faison’s additional television credits include two seasons as Tracy on the J.J. Abrams drama Felicity; Clueless, on which he reprised his role as Murray from the feature film of the same name; Party of Five; Sister, Sister; and New York Undercover. Faison also hosted the Spike TV series The Playbook, the ultimate guide for guys that was designed to show them how to navigate the trickiest situations, scenarios and circumstances. Faison has also lent his voice to the Cartoon Network’s animated series Titan Maximum and Robot Chicken.
A New York City native, Faison began his acting career as an enthusiastic five year old attending the Children’s School of Intuitive and God-Conscious Art. His passion and talent led him to study theater at the Professional Children’s School, where he developed into an amazing and talented actor.
Rogue presents a Hydraulx Entertainment production, a Transmission production, a Relativity Media production-in association with Rat Entertainment-a Brothers Strause film: Skyline, starring Eric Balfour, Scottie Thompson, Brittany Daniel, with David Zayas and Donald Faison. The casting is by Liz Dean, and the music is composed by Matthew Margeson. Creatures for the film are designed by Alec Gillis & Tom Woodruff, Jr., and the costume designer is Bobbie Mannix. Skyline’s editor is Nicholas Wayman Harris, and the sci-fi thriller’s production designer is Drew Dalton. The director of photography is Michael Watson, and the co-producer is Paul Barry. The film’s line producer is Tracey Landon. Executive producers for Skyline are Ryan Kavanaugh, Brett Ratner, Tucker Tooley, Brian Tyler and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones. It is written by Joshua Cordes & Liam O’Donnell and produced by Kristian James Andresen and Liam O’Donnell. Skyline is produced and directed by the Brothers Strause. © 2010 Universal Studios.
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