Infected Zone: Awesome Quad UK Teaser Poster for Monsters
by Alex Billington
July 16, 2010
I'm still not too fond of that title, but I am very fond this kick ass poster. Empire debuted the first UK quad teaser poster for Gareth Edwards' sci-fi film Monsters, which we've been raving about since first seeing it in Cannes. It was just given an October 29th release in the US a few weeks ago, and is due out in the UK in November, but they beat Magnolia to the punch with this first poster. I personally love these gritty, sign-like posters (especially for this film) and this one reminds me of a mix between 28 Weeks Later and District 9. I hope this gets a few of you more interested in this amazing sci-fi indie. And yes, that is a still from the film.
Monsters is written, produced and directed by Gareth Edwards, a big up-and-coming filmmaker who shot this on a shoestring budget in Mexico and did all of the visual effects on his own computer. The movie stars Scoot McNairy, who I've actually seen in commercials recently, and Whitney Able. Here's the basic concept: "Six years after Earth has suffered an alien invasion, a cynical journalist agrees to escort a shaken American tourist through an infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the US border." It's a totally amazing film that I loved and will be pushing as much as I can through October. Visit the official website: monstersfilm.com.
Reader Feedback - 14 Comments
just a District 9 Rip-Off
LINKFX on Jul 16, 2010
*the marketing, not necessarily the movie. It's awesome he made it for so little and did all the VFX himself. Can't wait to see it.
LINKFX on Jul 16, 2010
#1, what i've read about the plot tells me that this movie is NOT like D9 at all...........where are you getting that opinion from? i'm very excited for this.
beavis on Jul 16, 2010
give me a trailer
DaftPUNKFAN on Jul 16, 2010
agree with number 1
nathen on Jul 16, 2010
District 9 much?
Sean on Jul 16, 2010
I have an internship with a post production firm in NYC and it's right above magnolia pictures main office. I made a delivery to them the Other day and it was a finished dvd of the american release of monsters. I was so tempted to just steal it haha.
PJH on Jul 16, 2010
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PPF on Jul 16, 2010
Give a trailer.. looks like D9 for the poster
Sakyo on Jul 16, 2010
I agree with most of the above comments, there are some definite similarities to District 9. Why is that necessarily a bad thing? D9 was awesome.
Craig on Jul 16, 2010
d9 was not great/good or awesome. it sucked like its lead actor. this on the other hand is a truly inspired form of new film making coming out of the u.k
fools gold on Jul 16, 2010
Alex, as much as I too am showing interest in this small guy hitting it big, I can't help but feel you've got something riding on this 😛 Why state big up-and-coming when its yet to be proved, his attila the hun stuff was just ok, and we're yet to see any trailers for this film. I know you've seen it, but from other reviews I've read, I've heard the pacing is off and that there is little actual monster action so to speak - that its more a love story than anything else so the publicitiy is a little misleading. Still I hop ehe does do well, but I do chuckle at how the media big up some things far too early - each to their own I guess.
dom on Jul 17, 2010
wow fools gold. is it opposite day or do you just hate south africans?
Jim on Jul 17, 2010
I think it should take more than a prop sign to judge the film...still might be really good...like the concept...give it a chance....
blasphemer on Jul 20, 2010
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