I’ve been a fan of both director Gareth Edwards and his debut film Monsters since seeing it and interviewing him at SXSW earlier this year. The film is terrific and Edwards is definitely a talented writer/director whose star is on the rise.
Obviously, others agree with my assessment as Edwards has recently made a deal for his next project. He will team with Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov on a science fiction film that Edwards is writing and will direct. Bekmambetov will produce the film along with Jim Lemley.
The project is described as “an epic human story, set in a futuristic world without humanity.” Edwards will finish the script and then he and Bekmambetov will reportedly take it out to studios for financing.
With Edwards able to make so much out of Monsters with so little money to work with it will be very interesting to see what he will be able to do with a larger budget. Teaming with Bekmambetov seems like a great idea and I, for one, can’t wait to see what this partnership yields.