When Ramses caught a screening of Gareth Edwards’ low budget Monsters at LAFF 2010 in June, he concluded, “If anything, the film proves that Gareth Edwards is a director with a lot of promise.” The man to nurture that promise? Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov!
According to Deadline, Bekmambetov will produce Edwards’ next feature, a science fiction film they describe as “an epic human story, set in a futuristic world without humanity.” Edwards is set to write and direct, with Jim Lemley (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly) on board as producer. Monsters hit the Toronto Film Festival today, riding the buzz Edwards has garnered for assembling impressive visual effects on the cheap. To find out more about that film, hit the jump for the official synopsis.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Six years ago NASA divered the possibility of alien life within our solar system. A probe was launched to collect samples, but crashed upon re-entry over Central America. Soon after, new life forms began to appear and grow. In an effort to stem the destruction that resulted, half of Mexico was quarantined as an INFECTED ZONE. Today, the American and Mexican military still struggle to contain the massive creatures… Our story begins when a jaded US journalist (McNairy) begrudgingly agrees to find his boss’ daughter, a shaken American tourist (Able) and escort her through the infected zone to the safety of the US border.
Sounds interesting, and the thematic flow from project to project is evident. Ramses really liked what he saw — you can read his brief review here.