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Gareth Edwards new project is going to be a robotic Star Wars

08.05.2011

I wouldn't exactly call Monsters a sci-fi classic, but it did enough things right on a very tight budget to be considered notable.

Director Gareth Edwards has seen his fair share of fame after that film, with him being attached to a new GODZILLA film in the early stages of planning.

But now he's got one more film lined up, one that sounds pretty ambitious. Slashfilm reports that it's best described as a "robot Star Wars," and there's a little bit more info about what exactly that means.

"The still untitled project is about 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."

Seems ambitious, but the budget is alleged to only be about $35M. Though these days, that can be stretched out pretty well. DISTRICT 9, which I WOULD consider a sci-fi classic, only had $30M to work with, and MONSTERS only had a mere $500,000.

Extra Tidbit: There is a MONSTERS sequel going forward without Edwards attached.
Source: Slashfilm

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11:14PM on 08/07/2011
monsters sucked ass
monsters sucked ass
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8:11PM on 08/05/2011

IDK sounds...

like it's been done so many time. But I liked monsters a lot. :) District 9 is deft a classic film. ;)
like it's been done so many time. But I liked monsters a lot. :) District 9 is deft a classic film. ;)
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7:34PM on 08/05/2011

Stupid idea

I'm sorry, but regardless of what he's done before, why on Earth would a 5 year old give 2 shits about the origin of humanity??? Not to mention, why would it even matter if there are no more humans left like the full synopsis says. This sounds like a giant turd, no thanks Edwards, I like Monsters and I'm hoping you'll do good things with Godzilla, but on this stupid idea, I'll pass...
I'm sorry, but regardless of what he's done before, why on Earth would a 5 year old give 2 shits about the origin of humanity??? Not to mention, why would it even matter if there are no more humans left like the full synopsis says. This sounds like a giant turd, no thanks Edwards, I like Monsters and I'm hoping you'll do good things with Godzilla, but on this stupid idea, I'll pass...
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7:18PM on 08/05/2011

Good idea

ANything original is welcome but I love this concept already- Automatically stirs up images
ANything original is welcome but I love this concept already- Automatically stirs up images
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5:46PM on 08/05/2011

Monsters

Monsters was awesome!
I didn't know they only had $500,000 in budget for Monsters...
Monsters was awesome!
I didn't know they only had $500,000 in budget for Monsters...
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2:09AM on 08/06/2011
I haven't seen the movie yet, but watched a behind the scenes mini doc about it. Apparently, the majority of the footage was just from him traveling from one place to another with one or two other people in the crew. Using Photoshop and After Effects, he was able to change all the signage and add in almost all of the effects on his own. Many of the scenes had purely accidental parts that worked well when combined with the effects. The actors portions were shot later to fit in where needed.
I haven't seen the movie yet, but watched a behind the scenes mini doc about it. Apparently, the majority of the footage was just from him traveling from one place to another with one or two other people in the crew. Using Photoshop and After Effects, he was able to change all the signage and add in almost all of the effects on his own. Many of the scenes had purely accidental parts that worked well when combined with the effects. The actors portions were shot later to fit in where needed.
4:42PM on 08/05/2011
Not keen on a monsters sequel without Edwards I absolutely loved Monsters.
Not keen on a monsters sequel without Edwards I absolutely loved Monsters.
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1:53PM on 08/05/2011
I love the premise of this film. I hope it lives up.
I love the premise of this film. I hope it lives up.
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1:10PM on 08/05/2011
Big names attached to films are what drives the cost of many movies up. I'm sure with $35M he'll do a god job and there are some damn fine actors around waiting for big break.
Big names attached to films are what drives the cost of many movies up. I'm sure with $35M he'll do a god job and there are some damn fine actors around waiting for big break.
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1:08PM on 08/05/2011
Curious if that means he's off Godzilla or is this a post Godzilla project.
Curious if that means he's off Godzilla or is this a post Godzilla project.
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