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Gareth Edwards impressed a lot of people with his 2010 indie film Monsters, to the point that he landed a sweet gig directing the new Godzilla movie for Legendary Pictures. He’s also developing a sci-fi project with Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov, who will produce, and /Film has the first details on what that one’s all about.
Edwards is apparently pitching the movie as “a robot Star Wars,” the site hears from “good sources.” The story as it currently stands — things may change as script work still progresses — follows a young, five-ish-year-old child and a robot as they “search [for] mankind’s origin in a world void of humanity and filled with robots.”
Edwards and Bekmambetov are an interesting pairing. Monsters took the framework of what could have been a big-budget action blockbuster and focused instead on a very personal story backed by a huge sense of scale. Wanted, on the other hand, drips with heavily stylized action and linking up different set pieces. I’m not sure what to expect from the collaboration, but I’m damn excited to see it.