Untitled Gareth Edwards Film (TBD)

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Director Gareth Edwards has found his follow-up to “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”: a new untitled project for New Regency.

New Regency is set to produce and finance a new untitled sci-fi film written and directed by Edwards.
Kiri Hart, who also produced “Rogue One” with Edwards, will serve as a producer on the film.

The project, an original idea by Edwards, is a near-future sci-fi story, a sweet spot for the director. Plot specifics are currently undisclosed, though sources say casting is underway and the hope is shoot by this summer.

Edwards first broke out directing the sci-fi thriller “Monsters,” serving as director, writer, cinematographer and production designer. The film was critically acclaimed, with Edwards receiving high praise for getting the most out of his small budget. Soon after, Legendary would tap him to direct 2014’s “Godzilla.”

The reboot went on to gross $524 million worldwide, relaunching the franchise for Legendary, which released “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” last year and will debut “Godzilla vs. Kong” at the end of 2020. While Edwards moved on from the “Godzilla” franchise, he was soon tapped by Lucasfilm to direct the “Star Wars” standalone “Rogue One,” which would go on to gross $1 billion worldwide, including more than $500 million domestically.

Edwards has since been developing several projects, wanting to make sure his next project was the right one before committing. Sources say New Regency jumped at the opportunity once he took his mystery project to the market.

Edwards is repped by WME.

New Regency recently co-financed this year’s Academy Award-nominated “Little Women,” directed by Greta Gerwig and starring Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Meryl Streep, Laura Dern and Timothée Chalamet, as well as Robert Eggers’ “The Lighthouse” starring Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe. The company also produced James Gray’s “Ad Astra” starring Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones and Ruth Negga.
https://variety.com/2020/film/news/gare ... 203495962/

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It is about damn time! I am happy for him. Maybe it just took him time to write this and find financing since it is an original Sci Fi with a studio. Great news! :twothumbsup:

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glad he finished his sentence in director jail

hopefully he has a solid script this time


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First time writing himself since Monsters, kind of wish he did the same on his franchise films.

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Vader182 wrote:
February 6th, 2020, 9:27 pm
glad he finished his sentence in director jail

hopefully he has a solid script this time


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It took rather long but I'm glad he's getting at it again.

the man did 4-5 years in the studio system i assume he just wanted a life again.

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Disney+'s solo2001 wrote:
February 7th, 2020, 5:09 pm
the man did 4-5 years in the studio system i assume he just wanted a life again.
Yeah he said he planned on taking a long rest during Rogue One press. Also, the article said he was developing several projects and wanted to take his time to make sure which was the right one to do next. Once he brought it to the market they jumped at it. I think people are making assumptions with “directors jail”, maybe Disney jail. He would have never gotten an original sci-fi movie off the ground otherwise...he’d be directing TV or something. It’s not like he’s the only director to have difficulty with Lucasfilm/Disney, it’s almost a badge of honor at this point.

Also, interesting he’s re-teaming with a Rogue One producer on this very project.

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