Gareth Edwards’ next movie is one of the Star Wars spin offs. Gareth Edwards’ last movie was the massive budget, big summer blockbuster latest take on Godzilla. Before that, he had only made one feature length movie. It had no stars and was made for almost no money. So, how does a dude go from making a no name, no budget debut, to getting the keys to franchises like Godzilla and Star Wars? He used his no stars and no money, and made a really cool movie that proves you don’t need stars or money. That’s how.
Six years ago, a space probe crash landed back on Earth. Landing in Mexico, it resulted in large, dangerous, killer aliens rampaging in the area. To combat them, much of northern Mexico and the southern United Sates have been declared an infected zone and quarantined. America has even gone to the trouble of building an enormous wall the keep the creatures out. Working as a photo journalist in Mexico, Andrew (Scoot McNairy) is given a new assignment by his boss. Andrew must find his boss’ daughter (Whitney Able as Sam), who is in Mexico, and get her back to America. (more…)