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Gareth Edwards Teaming with Bekmambetov for Sci-Fi Flick

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September 13, 2010
Source: Deadline

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If the stellar trailers are any indicator, it looks like Monsters has a good chance of becoming this year's District 9. While it's probably too early to say whether or not the film will garner a Best Picture nomination like Neill Blomkamp's fantastic film (after all the film was just unveiled at the Toronto International Film Festival today), director Gareth Edwards is already using the buzz from the film to line up his next project. Deadline reports Edwards is setting up a new writing and directing gig with with producer Timur Bekmambetov (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, 9) involving "an epic human story, set in a futuristic world without humanity."

No details beyond that vague description are known, but knowing the two creative forces behind it, the high-concept story will undoubtedly be original and exciting. Though Monsters certainly has the look of high budget production value, Edwards only spend around $500,000 to get it done. The initial production cost only $100,000 while another $400,000 was thrown in for visual effects and post production. That's absolutely frickin' amazing. It looks better than half of the high budget blockbusters that hit theaters nowadays. Edwards is certainly a filmmaker to keep our eyes on as his future career looks very promising. We'll keep you posted as this new futuristic project develops.

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  • This guy is such a huge inspiration...
  • Eli
    how so pel? Can't say it's interesting or lame. I'll check him out.
  • Oh those are some interesting numbers! So it wasn't quite as low key as its being made out to be! How did he secure 500,000 based on his 48hr SciFi competition short? Seems like there's a part of this story that doesn't quite add up? Love to know more about his rise to popularity. There's a guy here at work who claims to know him but never has anything to share, find out more Alex! 😉
  • Sorry - Ethan!
  • John M
    $500K budget? I thought it was only $15K like I've read in multiple articles. Any source on the $500K?
  • Even I don't know where he got that $400K for visual effects from... Hopefully he can find the source for that, as the numbers sound too specific to be anything but accurate... but very weird.
  • John M
    Edwards said he did all the visual effects from his computer like he always does(BBC Attila the Hun) so it doesn't make sense for him to spend money on visual effects.
  • That budget information was found in Deadline's article about this new project, so I don't know why there's such a vast discrepancy between that and what was previously said to be the budget. If I find out anything more, I'll let everyone know.

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