We've had our eye on "Monsters" for a couple of months now, and each look we get is better than the last.
Writer-director Gareth Edwards put this film together for about $15,000 and went to Cannes in an effort to drum up some business. Now he's a got a release date, Oct. 29, and an oven-fresh trailer (by way of The Playlist).
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The premise of the film is simple enough:
Six years ago previously, a NASA probe returning to earth with samples of an alien life form, crashed over Central America. Soon after, new life forms began to appear, and half of Mexico was quarantined as an INFECTED ZONE. Today, the American and Mexican military still struggle to contain "the creatures"... The story begins when a US journalist agrees to escort a shaken American tourist through the infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the US border.
With its alien invaders plot, cast and crew of nobodies and a shoestring budget, the film is drawing obvious comparisons to "District 9," which seems a little lazy and unfair. /Film described it as being “like 'Lost in Translation,' set in Mexico, but with gigantic alien monsters.”
The "Monsters" will be here Oct. 29.