Director Gareth Edwards virtually came out of obscurity with his 2010 breakthrough hit Monsters, a film set in a post-alien invasion Mexican jungle. This micro-budget indie film launched Edwards to sci-fi geeks stardom and placed him on the top of the list for possible directors for the Godzilla reboot. But between Monsters and the Godzilla reboot, Edwards has decided to not give up on his indie roots by developing a new indie project, now titled Forever.
Reportedly, the film will be 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.” Edwards was pitching the project as “a robot Star Wars.”
One of the producers of Forever, director Timur Bekmembetov (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) in an interview told BleedingCool.com,
“It’s happening. He 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. The writer is Dante Harper.”
Dante Harper adapted All You Need Is Kill for the big screen for Warner Bros and will star Tom Cruise. He also wrote Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters for Paramount Pictures and will star Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton as Hansel and Gretel.
This film project sounds more like Steven Spielberg’s A.I. meets Calvin & Hobbes than Star Wars. It sounds interesting what we can gather from Monsters, Forever will be more character based than plot driven, which is always more interesting.