Gareth Edwards is Developing a New 'Robot Star Wars' Sci-Fi Project
Juicy details on another one of Monsters director Gareth Edwards' upcoming projects. If you remember late last year we wrote about a new futuristic sci-fi Edwards was in the works on with producer Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted, The Dark Hour, Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter), but not many details were known. Well, SlashFilm nabbed an early tip on what it's about and it sounds pretty damn cool. As described, it's an "epic human story, set in a futuristic world without humanity." What that means, apparently, is that it will involve a young kid who travels around the galaxy with a robot - it's being pitched as "a robot Star Wars."
The pitch, which still doesn't even have a title, follows a "young human child (probably around 5 years old) and a robot who travel across the galaxy in search of mankind's origin in a world void of humanity and filled with robots." That aforementioned "epic human story" logline seems fitting and he's aiming to get a budget of around $35 million. But of course, he'll stretch those resources as much as they can. "It will require all my resources. The trick is to take the positive elements of having more money and the positive elements of having no money, and try to combine the two," Edwards' mentioned previously. Plus, SlashFilm also says that "they are still figuring out the script, so it might evolve from there" as the project develops, which makes sense. But based on all the descriptions so far, I'm definitely interested, this sounds awesome.
Gareth Edwards has been hitting it big in Hollywood ever since Monsters arrived on the festival circuit last year. He's currently working with Legendary Pictures on developing a new Godzilla movie, but considering it wasn't even brought up at Comic-Con in their production update, and it's getting a big script polish from David S. Goyer, it's still a long ways off. So in the meantime, Edwards is also developing this. He won't be directing the Monsters sequel, but is executive producing it. Honestly, I am excited for whatever Edwards directs next, I just hope we don't have to wait until 2013 to see it! But we'll continue to keep you updated.