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‘Godzilla’ director Gareth Edwards hired for standalone ‘Star Wars’ flick due 2016

It’s a good month to be Gareth Edwards. The director has a massive hit on his hands with Godzilla, which has already grossed more than $200 million worldwide, and if that wasn’t enough, Disney and Lucasfilm have just announced him as the helmer of their first standalone Star Wars flick. According to THR, his spin-off will […]

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Monster mash – Godzilla review

By Simon Miraudo May 15, 2014 Less is more, except when it comes to Godzilla, when more is perceived to be the whole damn point. That’s the conventional thinking, anyway, and there might not be a more conventional cinematic thinker than Roland Emmerich, whose 1998 attempt to bring the Japanese icon to the screen substituted […]

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Godzilla 3D hits cinemas May 2014

That new Godzilla movie you’ve been feverishly anticipating (right?) has been given an official release date: May 16, 2014. According to Deadline, it will also be in 3D. There is still little information available about the pic, though we know it’s being directed by Gareth Edwards (of low-budget Monsters fame), and has been written by David Callaham, David S. Goyer, […]

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Monsters 2 in the works

Screen Daily reports Vertigo Films is prepping a sequel to the hit low budget sci-fi Monsters. The sequel, appropriately titled Monsters 2, will be helmed by two emerging talents, Brent Bonacorso and Jesse Atlas. The director of the first film, Gareth Edwards, will serve as Executive Producer with Monsters actor Scoot McNairy and Vertigo’s Rupert […]

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Monsters star joins Brad Pitt in Cogan’s Trade

Scoot McNairy will star alongside Brad Pitt in Cogan’s Trade, Deadline New York reports. We reported in January that Pitt would headline the cast of Andrew Dominik’s adaptation of the George V. Higgins novel of the same name. Now McNairy will take his first major role since 2010’s hit low-budget film Monsters. Monsters has proven […]

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Monsters director takes on Godzilla

Monsters director Gareth Edwards has been nabbed by Legendary Pictures to direct for them a new Godzilla movie. According to THR, Edwards is close to finalising a deal that will see him write and direct the first major Godzilla film since Roland Emmerich had his way with the giant lizard back in 1998. In my […]

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Budget beasties – Monsters review

Monsters – Starring Scoot McNairy and Whitney Able. Directed by Gareth Edwards. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. I’d sooner believe director Gareth Edwards had hired actual extra-terrestrials to make an appearance in his film Monsters, than accept the fact that he was able to construct them with his SFX-savvy and a measly budget of $500,000. […]

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