Aaron Eckhart is, as many of us have been saying for years, the ideal person to play Captain America in a new movie version of the comic icon. But if we’re not going to get him as Cap, I’ll take him as the next best thing – the leader of a Marine platoon that battles an invading alien force in the streets of Los Angeles.

That’s his next big action role. The film is Battle: Los Angeles, and it’s being directed by Jonathan Liebesman, the guy behind Darkness Falls and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning. The concept seems pretty simple – aliens, Marines, Los Angeles, and it’s written by the guy who wrote… The General’s Daughter?!? Huh.

Battle: Los Angeles is currently scheduled for a 2010 release, but there’s no filming date set.