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EXCL: Bad Luck for Reporter in This Darkest Hour Viral Clip

As someone who once worked in the news field for NBC, I can say that some reporters can have disastrous days on live television.  I’ve seen one of my reporters get tasered on camera and another get chased by a loose buffalo.  But it’s nothing compared to this poor sap, a Russian reporter broadcasting during an alien invasion.

Real?  Of course not.  Just a clever lil’ piece of viral material for the upcoming Christmas release of The Darkest Hour.

Opening in 3D and directed by Chris Gorak, the film was produced by Timur Bekmambetov, the man behind Wanted and the upcoming Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

The Darkest Hour stars Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby, Max Minghella, Rachael Taylor and Joel Kinnaman as five friends stranded in Moscow in the wake of a devastating alien attack.