If Edwards can maintain the intimate, visceral feel of his debut, this remake will really be something.
Gareth Edwards, the British filmmaker who wrote and directed indie sci-fi movie Monsters, is closing a deal to develop and direct the creature feature for Legendary Pictures, the company that helped produce blockbusters such as Inception and The Dark Knight.
Warner Bros. will co-produce, co-finance and distribute per its deal with Legendary. Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni are producing along with Dan Lin, Roy Lee, and Brian Rogers.
[Monsters] got Hollywood ga-ga over the filmmaker, who always intended Monsters to act as a showpiece to attract bigger work, and Legendary execs were no exception. They sought him out, thinking he could be the right man to take their monster into the 21st century.
Edwards will now work with a new yet-to-hired writer on the script. (David Callaham was the original writer.)