Monsters Director Gareth Edwards Pitching Untitled "Robot Star Wars" Movie
08.07.11 by BJSprecher
British filmmaker Gareth Edwards burst onto the scene in 2010 with his award-winning indie sci-fi movie Monsters, a critical favorite that cost just $500,000 to make. For his follow-up, Edwards said that he was developing a sci-fi movie with Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) that would be "way more ambitious than Monsters," — an "epic human story set in a futuristic world without humanity." Before Edwards could get much further on that intriguing project, Legendary Pictures hired him to direct their new Godzilla movie, and nothing more was heard about it. Now, however, /Film has revealed that Edwards is still pitching his as-yet-untitled epic, which he apparently is describing as a "robot Star Wars" movie.
According to /Film's "good sources," Edwards' movie will revolve around "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." Edwards is apparently looking to make the movie for $35 million, a number incredibly small for a modern effects-heavy sci-fi movie like this one purports to be. Considering how much Edwards was able to accomplish with just $500K, however, we're thinking that it will be more than enough.