Gareth Edwards Teaming with Bekmambetov for Sci-Fi Flick
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.