Plot: While returning to Earth, the space shuttle explodes and the fragments bring an alien virus that recodes the human DNA. In Washington, the psychiatrist Carol Bennell observes the modification of the behavior of one of her clients first, then in her former husband and finally in the population in general. Together with her friend Dr. Ben Driscoll the researcher Dr. Stephen Galeano, they discover that the extraterrestrial epidemic affects human beings while sleeping and that her son Ollie, who had chickenpox when he was a baby, is immune to the disease and may save mankind from the outbreak.

Rating: PG-13 for violence, disturbing images and terror

Directed By: Oliver Hirschbiegel

Written By: David Kajganich and Jack Finney (“The Body Snatchers”)

Production: Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures, Silver Pictures, Vertigo Entertainment

In Theaters: August 17, 2007

Box Office: $15,071,514 (USA)

Budget: $80,000,000 (estimated)

Runtime: 1 hr. 39 mins.


Carol Bennell – Nicole Kidman
Ben Driscoll – Daniel Craig
Tucker Kaufman – Jeremy Northam
Oliver – Jackson Bond
Dr. Stephen Galeano – Jeffrey Wright
Wendy Lenk – Veronica Cartwright

Dr. Henryk Belicec – Josef Sommer
Ludmilla Belicec – Celia Weston
Yorish – Roger Rees
Gene – Eric Benjamin
Pam – Susan Floyd
Carly – Stephanie Berry