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The Darkest Hour Shut Down By Fire

Empire:

Bet they regret calling it The Darkest Hour now: Summit Entertainment and New Regency have decided to shut down production on the alien invasion thriller that was filming in Moscow because the smoke engulfing the city from nearby wildfires is making it too hazardous for the crew and cast, including Emile Hirsch and Olivia Thirlby, to be outside.

The movie, which finds a group of American backpackers in Russia facing off against a threat from the stars, has been shooting in the city and in the custom-built production facility spearheaded by Hour producer Timur Bekmambetov. We’re guessing director Chris Gorak didn’t have quite enough cover sets to sustain filming through such a long delay.

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