Residents of Santa Monica have been warned to expect low-flying military helicopters over the city during the lunch rush on Tuesday. It may look and sound like a war zone, but it's just a scene for the movie "Battle: Los Angeles.” Plot: "A Marine platoon faces off against an alien invasion in Los Angeles." Read the email from the Santa Monica Airport manager after the jump.
They will fly at approximately 900 - 1000 feet above the ground until commencing their descent to the Airport – which will occur over the business park just north of the facility (see attached route of flight).
The three helicopters will be filmed in flight by an A-Star helicopter as part of a scene for an upcoming movie entitled: “Battle: Los Angeles” - a Sony Pictures Entertainment production. Plot: A Marine platoon faces off against an alien invasion in Los Angeles.
Even though this is a movie shoot, it falls under the Department of Defense jurisdiction which precludes the City from restricting the activity.