Gareth Edwards‘ super low-budget sci-fi flick Monsters was made for as low as $15,000 and received rave reviews at Cannes and SXSW. The film was shot all across Mexico and all the effects done on Edwards own computer. Now Magnet has picked it up for a fall release and you can see new posters and images from IMDb (via Bloody Disgusting). It stars Scott McNairy (In Search of a Midnight Kiss) and Whitney Able (All The Boys Love Mandy Lane). Check out the official poster and new images below. You can also check out the trailer here.
The breakout hit of this years SXSW, Gareth Edwards’ groundbreaking new film is as much a poignant contemporary romance as it is an epic science fiction adventure. Shot with just a five person crew and a cast of two, Gareth Edwards’ team traveled through Guatemala, Belize and Mexico, finding and utilizing their locations and supporting actors as they went. The result is a film as cutting edge as it is classically composed, as emotionally satisfying as it is visually stunning, and the bold announcement of a major new talent. Six years ago NASA discovered the possibility of alien life within our solar system. A probe was launched to collect samples, but crashed upon re-entry over Central America. Soon after, new life forms began to appear and grow. In an effort to stem the destruction that resulted, half of Mexico was quarantined as an INFECTED ZONE. Today, the American and Mexican military still struggle to contain the massive creatures… Our story begins when a jaded US journalist (McNairy) begrudgingly agrees to find his bosses daughter, a shaken American tourist (Able) and escort her through the infected zone to the safety of the US border.
Monsters will be released October 29, 2010.
What do you think of the official poster? Are you excited for Monsters?