Plugging away just under the radar is a movie that my become one of the surprise hits of the year. Called Monsters it is a sci-fi actioner movie along the lines of District 9, and may end up repeating that movies success.
Directed by Gareth Edwards, marking his début feature after work in TV with Heroes and Villains, this sees a journalist trust into an infected alien area tasked with retrieving his bosses daughter. So add a dash of Children of Men to the mix.
This new trailer shows a little more of the action and sets a suitably creepy tone.
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 boss’ daughter, a shaken American tourist (Able) and escort her through the infected zone to the safety of the US border.
Monsters hits screens November 12th.