|Directed by||Oliver Hirschbiegel|
|Produced by||Joel Silver|
|Written by||Dave Kajganich|
The Wachowski brothers
|Music by||John Ottman|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
Village Roadshow Pictures
|Release date(s)||August 17, 2007 (USA)|
The Invasion, previously known as Invasion and The Visiting, is a 2007 science fiction film based on a screenplay by Dave Kajganich, a remake of the 1956 film, Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Oliver Hirschbiegel (born 26 March 1957) is a German Film director. James McTeigue is an Australian Film director. Born in Tauranga, New Zealand, he grew up in Collaroy Plateau, a suburb on the Northern Beaches Joel Silver (born July 14, 1952) is an American Hollywood Film producer and inventor of the sport of Ultimate. Biography Andy and Larry Wachowski were born to a Polish-American family in Chicago. Jack Finney ( October 2, 1911 – November 14, 1995) was an American author Daniel Wroughton Craig (born 2 March 1968 is an English Actor. John Ottman (born July 6, 1964 in San Diego California) is an American film editor composer and director Warner Bros Entertainment Inc (or Warner Bros, Warner Bros Pictures) is one of the world's largest producers of Film and Village Roadshow Pictures is an Australian Motion picture production company Silver Pictures is a movie Production company founded by Hollywood producer Joel Silver in 1985 Events 986 - A Byzantine army was destroyed in the pass of Trajan's Gate by the Bulgarians under the Comitopuli Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The United States of America —commonly referred to as the English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States 2007 saw major releases such as The Simpsons Movie, National Treasure Book of Secrets, Science fiction Film is a Film genre that uses speculative, Science -based depictions of imaginary phenomena such as extra-terrestrial Invasion of the Body Snatchers is a 1956 Science fiction film based on the novel The Body Snatchers by Jack Finney (originally Initially directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel with Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig as leads, Warner Bros. Pictures later hired James McTeigue to shoot scenes rewritten by the Wachowski brothers. Oliver Hirschbiegel (born 26 March 1957) is a German Film director. Daniel Wroughton Craig (born 2 March 1968 is an English Actor. Warner Bros Entertainment Inc (or Warner Bros, Warner Bros Pictures) is one of the world's largest producers of Film and James McTeigue is an Australian Film director. Born in Tauranga, New Zealand, he grew up in Collaroy Plateau, a suburb on the Northern Beaches Biography Andy and Larry Wachowski were born to a Polish-American family in Chicago. The Invasion was released on August 17, 2007 in the United States, and was both a box office and critical failure, earning $39,801,733 worldwide against a $65 million budget and garnering a 19% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Events 986 - A Byzantine army was destroyed in the pass of Trajan's Gate by the Bulgarians under the Comitopuli Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Rotten Tomatoes is a Website devoted to reviews information and news of Movies.
A NASA space shuttle crashes to Earth under mysterious circumstances, and an extraterrestrial disease in the wreckage begins infecting human beings. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration ( NASA, ˈnæsə is an agency of the United States government, responsible for the nation's public space program A psychiatrist from Washington, D.C., Carol Bennell (Nicole Kidman), and her colleague Ben Driscoll (Daniel Craig) discover that once infected, a transformation which robs the victims of their humanity is triggered by hormones released during REM sleep. Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D Daniel Wroughton Craig (born 2 March 1968 is an English Actor. Hormones (from Greek ὁρμή - "impetus" are chemicals released by cells that affect cells in other parts of the body As the infection spreads, fewer people can be trusted. Fighting to stay awake, Carol looks for her son, who may hold the answer to stopping the invasion. 
An alien lifeform, much like a fungus or spore, clings to the space shuttle Patriot as it crashes back to Earth, spreading tainted debris from Texas to Washington, D. NASA 's Space Shuttle, officially called the Space Transportation System ( STS) is the Spacecraft currently used by the United States C. Curious onlookers steal, touch and even sell the parts on eBay, much like what happened with the Columbia disaster. eBay Inc is an American Internet company that manages eBaycom an Online auction and shopping Website in which people and businesses buy and The Space Shuttle Columbia disaster occurred on February 1, 2003, when the Space Shuttle ''Columbia'' disintegrated over Texas This in turn infects many people, robbing them of their emotions when they enter REM sleep.
One of the first people infected is Tucker (Jeremy Northam), a CDC director investigating the crash. Jeremy Philip Northam (born 1 December 1961) is an award-winning English Actor. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (or CDC) is an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services based in unincorporated Once he is overcome, Tucker uses the CDC to spread the disease further, disguising the spores as flu inoculations. In a panic from a made-up "flu bug" people rush to get "inoculated", later becoming pod people when they sleep that night.
Meanwhile, Tucker's ex-wife, psychiatrist Carol Bennell (Nicole Kidman), knows something is amiss and, after locating several patients who say their loved ones are "imposters", teams up with love interest and fellow doctor Ben Driscoll (Daniel Craig) to uncover what is really going on.
With the help of Driscoll's friend Galeano (Jeffrey Wright), a biologist, they find out about the spore and discover that it takes over the brain during REM sleep. For the Austalian film director see Geoffrey Wright. Jeffrey Wright (born December 7, 1965) is an American multiple award-winning Film They also find out that people who have suffered diseases that affect the makeup of the brain, such as syphilis or ADEM, are immune to the spore because their previous diseases prevent the spore from "latching on" to the brain matter. Syphilis is a Sexually transmitted disease caused by the spirochetal Bacterium Treponema pallidum pallidum. Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis ( ADEM) is an immune mediated Disease of the brain. Oliver (Jackson Bond), Carol's son, is immune to the spore because of scarlet fever-type symptoms he had as a young child. Jackson Bond, a White Bear Lake Minnesota native is an actor He starred in the 2007 film The Invasion, playing the part of Oliver Also seen immune is one of Carol's patients, Wendy Lenk, who escaped to her sister's house. On her way to her office, Carol sees several people crying and distraught and a homeless man having some sort of fit. When she gets to her office, Carol remembers what Wendy said about her husband not being her husband and searches on the Internet for similar responses. Suddenly, her secretary (infected) attempts to bring her new tea and insists that she drink it. Carol is about to but receives a call from Ben and she leaves.
Carol meets with Ben, Ludmilla, Stephan and Ludmilla's aide Jill and witness Yorish's transformation into one of the infected. Carol attempts to take a photograph of him, partially bringing him out of REM sleep and causing him to have a cardiac arrest. Carol then leaves to get her son back from Tucker. When she arrives at his house, he and several colleagues attempt to seize her and he infects her by spitting on her face. She escapes and returns to Nem at Ludi's house. They leave when Henryk returns, infected with some other people. Stephan and Jill safely arrive at a base outside Baltimore where they and several Nobel Prize winners attempt to make a cure for the alien virus. Carol and Ben separate to find Oliver, who tells Carol his location by texting her. She is chased by several infected and eventually pretends to be infected while on the train where Gene, Tucker's neighbor's child, finds her. He takes her back to Tucker's mother's house, where the four dine. Carol pretends to be one of them, and secretly tells Ben her location. She finds Oliver in a back room and they reunite. Gene interrupts them, and Carol knocks him out and leaves with Oliver.
After evading the infected and hiding her emotions to blend in with the others, Carol manages to get Oliver away from her infected ex-husband. She sees several normal people attempting to pose as infected, including one woman who is dragged out of her car, another who two cops chase down and subdue, and one posing as a policeman who tells her not to sweat and keep calm. To help stay awake, as Carol is herself infected, she heads to a pharmacy with Oliver, and takes an assortment of prescription amphetamines from Ritalin to Dexedrine. She encounters Ben, who has come to seek them, but discovers that he is infected. Earlier she retrieved a gun from an infected police officer while transforming, and uses it against Ben and several people who she locked inside a closet. She kills them all except Ben, who she shoots in the leg. Shortly after a brief fight to get away, some of Driscoll's colleagues pick up the two on a rooftop via helicopter, and head to Galeano, a non-infected base of operations. There, scientists use Oliver's blood to create a vaccine which is delivered airborne. Because the spore latches on to the brain during REM sleep, no one remembers a thing when they are cured, feeling as though they have woken from a dreamless nap.
Both Ben and Carol are actually sympathetic towards the pod people and what they had to offer through a perfect world at the end of the movie, when they read the paper and see "business as usual" (other tragedies, war, violent news, etc. ).
In March 2004, Warner Bros. Pictures hired screenwriter Dave Kajganich to write a script that would serve as a remake of the 1956 science fiction film Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Celia Weston (born December 14, 1951) is an American actress of stage, Film and Television, and a character Roger Rees (born May 5, 1944) is a Welsh - American actor Biography Rees was born in Aberystwyth, Wales, Warner Bros Entertainment Inc (or Warner Bros, Warner Bros Pictures) is one of the world's largest producers of Film and Invasion of the Body Snatchers is a 1956 Science fiction film based on the novel The Body Snatchers by Jack Finney (originally  In July 2005, director Oliver Hirschbiegel was attached to helm the project, with production to begin in Baltimore. Oliver Hirschbiegel (born 26 March 1957) is a German Film director.  The following August, actress Nicole Kidman was cast to star in the film then titled Invasion, receiving a salary of close to $17 million. Invasion was based on the script by Kajganich, originally intended as a remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, but Kajganich crafted a different enough story for the studio to see the project as an original conception.  Kajganich described the story to reflect contemporary times, saying, "You just have to look around our world today to see that power inspires nothing more than the desire to retain it and to eliminate anything that threatens it. " The screenwriter said that the story was set in Washington, D.C. to reflect the theme. Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D  In August, actor Daniel Craig was cast opposite Kidman in the lead. Daniel Wroughton Craig (born 2 March 1968 is an English Actor.  The film, whose original title Invasion of the Body Snatchers was shortened to Invasion due to Kajganich's different concept, was changed once more to The Visiting so it would not be confused with ABC's TV series Invasion. The American Broadcasting Company ( ABC) is an American Television network. Invasion is an American Science fiction television series that aired on ABC for only one season beginning 
Filming began on September 26, 2005 in Baltimore and lasted 45 days. Events 46 BC - Julius Caesar dedicates a Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.  The film had minimal visual effects, with no need for greenscreen work. Chroma Key is the name under which ex- Dream Theater Keyboardist Kevin Moore records Instead, the director shot from odd camera angles and claustrophobic spaces to increase tension in the film.  In October 2006, The Visiting changed to the title of The Invasion, due to the cancellation of ABC's TV series of a similar name.  The studio, however, was unhappy with Hirschbiegel's results and hired the Wachowski brothers to rewrite the film and assist with additional shooting. Biography Andy and Larry Wachowski were born to a Polish-American family in Chicago.  The studio later hired director James McTeigue to perform re-shoots that would cost $10 million, an uncredited duty by McTeigue. James McTeigue is an Australian Film director. Born in Tauranga, New Zealand, he grew up in Collaroy Plateau, a suburb on the Northern Beaches  After 13 months of inactivity, re-shoots took place in January 2007 to increase action scenes and add a twist ending. A twist ending or surprise ending is an unexpected conclusion or climax to a work of Fiction, and which often contains Irony or causes the  The re-shoot lasted for 17 days in Los Angeles. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West  During the re-shooting, Kidman was involved in an accident, while in a Jaguar that was being towed by a stunt driver and was taken to a hospital briefly. Jaguar Cars Limited is a luxury car manufacturer based in Coventry, England, now operated as part of the Jaguar Land Rover business  Kidman had broken several ribs, but she was able to get back to work soon after being hospitalized. 
In May 2007, composer John Ottman recorded the musical score for The Invasion, using heavy synthesizers combined with a 77-piece orchestra intended to create "otherworldly foreboding and tension". John Ottman (born July 6, 1964 in San Diego California) is an American film editor composer and director The music was also designed to have an avant-garde postmodern style, with atmospheric and thrilling action elements. Avant-garde (avɑ̃gaʁd in French) means "advance guard" or "vanguard Postmodern music is music which follows the postmodern ideology 
The Invasion was not a success either critically or financially. The film was originally slated to be released in June 2006, but it was postponed to 2007.  The film was released on August 17, 2007 in the United States and Canada in 2,776 theaters. Events 986 - A Byzantine army was destroyed in the pass of Trajan's Gate by the Bulgarians under the Comitopuli Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page The film grossed $5,951,409 over the opening weekend. The Invasion has grossed $15,074,191 in the United States and Canada and $24,727,542 in other territories for a worldwide gross of $40,170,558 as of March 9, 2008. Events 590 - Bahram Chobin is crowned as king Barham VI of Persia. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common  On the movie review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, The Invasion rates 19% out of 123 reviews. Rotten Tomatoes is a Website devoted to reviews information and news of Movies.  The film has received a Rotten Tomatoes' Cream of the Crop rating of 26% out of 31 reviews from major news outlets and a 43% user rating.  On another aggregator, Metacritic, The Invasion received an average score of 45 out of 100 based on 30 reviews. Metacritic is a Website that collates reviews of music Albums games, movies, TV shows, DVDs and Books.