We’ve just been sent the first trailer for Universal’s upcoming sci-fi / horror film, Skyline.

The trailer follows on from the much buzzed about footage that was shown to fans at this year’s Comic-Con event in San Diego.

Skyline was written and directed by Colin and Greg Strause and stars Donald Faison, Brittany Daniel, David Zayas and Eric Balfour, all relatively well known on the indie circuit.

Synopsis: After a late night party, a group of friends are awoken in the dead of the night by an eerie light beaming through the window. Like moths to a flame, the light source is drawing people outside before they suddenly vanish into the air. They soon discover an otherwordly force is swallowing the entire human population off the face of the earth. Now our band of survivors must fight for their lives as the world unravels around them.

While the synopsis may make the film sound too similar to other alien invasion films, for example Resident Evil or Cloverfield, the trailer manages to make the film feel and look unique, whilst providing a perfectly awesome insight into the films setup, huge set-pieces and extensive special effects. In my personal opinion, it looks astonishing, definitely one to look out for.

Skyline will hit cinemas in the US on November 12, while a UK release date has yet to be announced.