Monsters’ Gareth Edwards Lands Godzilla Directing Gig

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If you think about it, it was a no-brainer: Legendary Pictures has signed up “Monsters” director Gareth Edwards to direct their reboot of the famous Japanese atomic lizard. He will now work with a writer on the big-budget project for Legendary and Warner Bros.

Edwards burst onto the scene with last year’s “Monster”, a low-budget sci-fi movie about giant alien creatures stomping around Mexico after a NASA satellite unwittingly brings them to Earth. The film was made on a low six figures budget, and kept most of the monster action off-screen aside from the occasional tentacle attack. The creatures, though, did show up at the end at a gas station, where the film’s two main characters were also shacking up.

Besides the upcoming “Godzilla” for Legendary, Edwards is also writing and plans to direct another sci-fi “epic” for “Wanted” director Timur Bekmambetov, who has gotten into the producing business in a big way.

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  • Anonymous

    Oh no, monsters is story wise = Sucks!

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

      Good thing he’s directing not writing huh?

  • http://www.sendmoney101.com Lisa

    This guys doesn’t have what it takes to do this. he can do human drama, but the monsters in his movies monsters were nothing more than an after thought.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      That’s not really true. His monsters, or what he could show, was more the result of having no money to show them save til the end. He’s always said that “Monsters” was really one big demo tape for him to show what he could do with a low budget.

  • Moviegeek

    “Monsters” was a case where the “making of” the film was more interesting than the film itself (i.e. the fact that is was made with a micro-budget and yet it looked like a multimillion blockbuster.
    Not a bad film, but not one that will get repeated viewings…at least not for me.
    Still, well done Gareth Edwards to coming up with something that looks like a multi-million blockbuster, and yet made with a tiny budget.
    My reviews:
    http://wp.me/p19wJ2-b
    As far as Godzilla, I was giving Gareth more credit and was hoping he might be a bit more imaginative that this.