Mike Fleming

TORONTO: Gareth Edwards, who unveiled his fright feature Monsters at Toronto today, has already parlayed the film into a great next opportunity. He has teamed with Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov on a science fiction film that Edwards is writing to direct, with Bekmambetov producing with Jim Lemley. While it sounds like a contradiction, Edwards and Bekmambetov describe the projects as “an epic human story, set in a futuristic world without humanity.” Edwards will write it before they set it up.

Edwards has created much buzz for his film, partly because of the production value he got on a $100,000 Monsters budget, with another $400,000 thrown in for visual effects and post production. The picture will be released in October by Magnet. Edwards’ deal was made by WME and UK’s Curtis Brown.

Below is the pic’s trailer:

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