Ever since we got our first look at Emile Hirsch in the upcoming alien invasion/apocalyptic film The Darkest Hour back in the summer, I’ve been getting excited for its release at the start of next year.

Since then, we’ve seen the film’s first trailer, some incredible concept art, and a whole host of other awesome things to boot. We’ve now got a great viral video promoting the film to share with you, courtesy of ShockTillYouDrop, in which we get to see a Russian reporter witness the invasion, and subsequently get shredded, disintegrating into thin air.

“THE DARKEST HOUR is the story of five young people who find themselves stranded in Moscow, fighting to survive in the wake of a devastating alien attack. The 3D thriller highlights the classic beauty of Moscow alongside mind-blowing special effects.”

Along with Hirsch, The Darkest Hour also stars the brilliant Olivia Thirlby, Max Minghella, Rachael Taylor, and Joel Kinnaman. Chris Gorak, art director on Minority Report and Fight Club, is behind the camera on this, and Wanted’s Timur Bekmambetov is producing.

This new viral video doesn’t explicitly even mention The Darkest Hour, and I think the very fact that you can easily tell that it’s promoting the film is so awesome. If you’ve seen any of the trailers or featurettes for the film so far, you’ll know that it’s got a really visually distinctive feel to it, and the look of the aliens and the ways in which Hirsch and Thirlby and co. tackle them is set to be brilliant.

The Darkest Hour will be hitting the UK in 3D on 13th January, which means we’ve got less than a month to go until we can see the end of the world unfold on the big screen. I can’t wait. Until then, here’s the great new viral video to enjoy. Pretty much sucks to be him.

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