Filmed in Baton Rouge and Shreveport, Louisiana, the production crew labored to make the streets resemble Santa Monica, CA -- and they discovered that the best way to achieve authenticity was to add plenty of palm trees and telephone poles! The resulting look impressed even the toughest of judges: Aaron Eckhart.
"They did a really great job; a lot of fun," said Eckhart.
'Battle: Los Angeles' follows a group of soldiers (including Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez and Ne-Yo) paired with civilian survivors (including Bridget Moynahan and Michael Pena) who must find their way to safety in Santa Monica, CA after alien forces destroy major cities around the globe – and Los Angeles is one of the last cities left standing. Can they survive long enough to figure out how to defeat the relentless enemy?