Many a critic might have given “Skyline” a bit of a hard time when it came out ten years ago but looking back, it really was as unique as they come in terms of alien invasion movies. Undeterred by that first stumbling block, one of the original film’s screenwriters, Liam O’Donnell refused to give up the ghost by writing and helming 2017’s “Beyond Skyline,” a sequel that proved to be far more popular than the first entry, generating all kinds of buzz on the festival circuit following its world premiere at the Sitges Film Festival.
O’Donnell’s adrenaline-fuelled, martial arts frenzy of a sequel left audiences eager for more which is why it only took him three years to concoct the third (and supposedly final) entry in the “Skyline Trilogy.” This direct sequel sees Lindsey Morgan reprise her role as Captain Rose Corley tasked with taking the fight to the Harvesters when a virus threatens to turn all friendly earth-dwelling alien hybrids against humans.
With “Skylines” invading select theatres and drive-ins as well as releasing on demand and digital this December 18, SCREAM caught up with Lindsey Morgan who discussed the pressures of picking up the mantle from heavy-hitters Frank Grillo and Iko Uwais and how she approached something that had never been required of her until now: on-screen alien hybrid sibling rivalry….
Words: Howard Gorman