U.F.O. (2012 film)
Original theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Dominic Burns|
|Produced by||Dominic Burns, Adam Dakin, Tim Major, Rafael Quintian, Patricia Rybarczyk, Andy Thompson, Alain Wildberger|
|Written by||Dominic Burns|
Jean-Claude Van Damme
|Music by||Matthew Williams|
|Editing by||Richard Colton|
|Distributed by||Hawthorn Productions|
|Running time||101 minutes|
U.F.O. (re-titled Alien Uprising in 2013) is a 2012 British science-fiction film about an alien invasion, written and directed by independent British film-maker Dominic Burns (whose previous credits are How to Stop Being a Loser and Airborne) and stars Bianca Bree, Sean Brosnan and Jean-Claude Van Damme. It marks Burns' third feature-length film as director, and his debut as writer-director. U.F.O. was filmed in Derbyshire on a budget of approximately £2.5 million. The film has no relation to the 1970s TV series of the same name.
The film concerns five friends who wake up one morning to find that there is no electricity, cell phone reception or radio. The group wanders in the darkness for two days when they see a city-sized UFO in the sky. Civilization starts to collapse, and the group find themselves in the middle of lawless anarchy.
Under the title U.F.O., the film premiered at the Prince Charles Theatre, Leicester Square, London on 13 December 2012, and went into general release on 24 December. In June 2013, the film was re-titled Alien Uprising and re-released in cinemas, as well as on video-on-demand services.
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