Gareth Edwards made a big impression with his directorial debut of Monsters last year, with Edwards writing, directing, shooting and designing the effects on a budget of $15,000 dollars. Edwards was quickly hired to direct an adaptation of Godzilla, which means he won't be directing the sequel to his debut movie.
Screen Daily reports that British distributor Vertigo Films is developing a Monsters sequel with Edwards serving as executive producer. Directors Brent Bonacorso and Jesse Atlas, who previously worked on short movies together, will helm the sequel, which Monsters producer Allan Niblo revealed would have "lots more creatures" than the original.
What's Monsters about? >> Posted 05.16.11 by Ryan
We wouldn’t have done [a sequel] if we didn’t find the right talent [in Bonacorso and Atlas]. Gareth loves their vision. People want to see more of this world.
Gareth Edwards's Monsters has impressed audiences since it debuted at the L.A. Film Festival, and was produced for only a $15,000 dollar budget, which was only possible because Edwards worked as writer, director, director of photography, and visual effects designer on the project.
Monsters follows a a photojournalist (Scoot McNairy) as he escorts his publisher's daughter (Whitney Able) through a quarantined area in Mexico filled with giant alien creatures. Edwards told Fangoria how he came up with the idea for the movie.
Edwards talks monster creation >> Posted 11.10.10 by Ryan
It was really a concept in search of a story, to start with. I was on holiday and watching these fisherman pull in a net from the ocean, and I just thought, "Wouldn’t it be funny if when they finally pulled this thing out of the water, it was this massive sea creature?" Obviously, the men weren’t actually reacting to anything, just pulling the net in, and it was like, "That would make an interesting premise—you have this crazy situation, but nobody reacts to it at all; it’s years down the line, and everyone’s gotten used to it."
A new clip from British filmmaker Gareth Edwards' indie sci-fi movie, Monsters, has been released. Produced for just $500,000—with Edwards serving as writer, director, director of photography, and visual effects designer—the little independent monster movie was a big hit when it debuted at the L.A. Film Festival and has been generating considerable buzz ever since. The movie takes place in a near-future world in which spores unwittingly deposited on Earth by a NASA space probe have grown into gigantic octopus-like monsters. Unable to eradicate them, the military ends up sealing off the "infected zone" the creatures inhabit, which happens to encompass most of Mexico. watch the new clip >> Posted 09.29.10 by BrentJS
Last year, District 9 defied expectations and earned over $210 million in worldwide box office after a budget of $30 million. This year, Gareth Edwards took a fraction of that amount ($15,000 to be exact) to create his upcoming sci-fi movie, Monsters, which follows a photojournalist (Scoot McNairy) as he escorts his publisher's daughter (Whitney Able) through a quarantined area where giant creatures have inhabited the land. The latest trailer shows a few of the creatures that Edwards has created on his limited budget, keeping the rest hidden until the movie opens in limited release on October 29. Watch the trailer >> Posted 09.08.10 by Ryan
New York Magazine's Vulture column has gotten hold of the new official movie poster for Gareth Edwards's Monsters.
Expected by many to be 2010's District 9, Monsters follows the story of a photojournalist (Scoot McNairy) who escorts his publisher's daughter (Whitney Able) through a no man's land inhabited by strange, vicious creatures. Written, directed, and produced by the relatively unknown Edwards on a budget of $15,000, the movie has won over festival audiences and will open in wide release on October 29th. Posted 09.02.10 by reelz
British filmmaker Gareth Edwards created his new sci-fi movie, Monsters, on a budget of only $500,000, an amount that is unlikely to even cover the cost of craft services on a typical movie set. With only a sound tech, his two principal actors—Scoot McNairy and Whitney Able—a producer and a translator, Edwards set out on the road in Central America with one goal: "To make the world’s most realistic monster movie." In this new featurette for Monsters, Edwards offers up a behind-the-scenes look at some of the locations in which the movie was shot and offers up a perfect synopsis of the movie that could become the surprise hit of the year.
watch the featurette >> Posted 09.02.10 by BrentJS
It’s a monster movie wrapped inside a love story set in a road movie in a post-apocalyptic world in the middle of Central America.
Unknown British filmmaker Gareth Edwards' new sci-fi movie, Monsters, was the surprise hit of the L.A. Film Festival, earning many positive reviews and comparisons to last year's sleeper hit, District 9. Edwards kept the budget of the movie down to the practically incomprehensibly small sum of $500,000 by writing, directing, shooting and creating the visual effects for the movie himself, taking only a sound technician and the two main actors —Scoot McNairy and Whitney Able — on location with him. See what the buzz is all about by watching the newly released second trailer for Monsters after the jump. See what the buzz is all about >> Posted 08.19.10 by BrentJS
Writer-director Gareth Edwards' new movie, Monsters, was made on a shoestring budget, with hand-held cameras, home PC effects, and mostly non-actors, but it is already garnering comparisons to such successful movies as Cloverfield and District 9. In a recent interview in support of the movie from Movie-Con III, which is being held this weekend in London, Edwards described Monsters as "a road movie for aliens" and said that the movie deals with life after the aliens have arrived. Monsters this year's District 9? >> Posted 08.15.10 by BrentJS
The L.A. Film Festival opened today — running through June 27, but even at this early stage a sleeper movie has already been crowned king of the festival.
Touted as "this year's District 9", Monsters is a different take on the stereotypical "aliens-on-the-loose" tale. Produced by an unknown British writer-director, Gareth Edwards, it's won over the festival's director of programming. LAFF's Doug Jones gushes that this is the must-see movie of the festival. See what the director said and a Monsters clip >> Posted 06.17.10 by reelz