Gareth Edwards’ “Robot Star Wars” Gets A Name And A Writer

Gareth Edwards hit in a big way with his 2010 film “Monsters”. In addition to working on a new Godzilla movie, he’s quietly been working on another project. All we really knew about that one was that it involved robots and a small child. Now there is some more info on Edward’s follow up. It has a name and a writer. The film is currently titled Forever, and Dante Harper will tackle the script.

Talking to Bleeding Cool, producer Timur Bekmambetov (who just directed “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”) revealed that “Forever” “takes place in a (largely) post-human future, populated with robots.” The aforementioned child will be one of the few human roles, though he will be one of the leads. Edwards reportedly pitched the film as a “robot ‘Star Wars’,” and the boy and the droid travel the galaxy looking for the origins of humanity. You can’t be blamed for imaging bits of “Prometheus” in “Forever” as well “Star Wars”.

Bekmambetov says, “It’s happening. He [Edwards] shot a test film, and we now have to wait until the script is in place. Gareth is meeting with the writer to polish the script.” So floating around out there in the world is a clip or two of Edwards’ robots. Wouldn’t you like to see that?

Harper is a hot name in screenwriting right now. His adaptation of Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s “All You Need Is Kill” stars Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, he’s working on Isaac Asimov’s “Foundation”, and “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” lands in theaters next year. For as much work as he’s getting, that last title will be his first script to actually make it to the big screen.

Via : Bleeding Cool