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 there, and half of Mexico was quarantined as an 'Infected Zone'.
Today, the American and Mexican military still struggle to contain 'the creatures'. Our story begins when a US journalist (McNairy) agrees to escort a shaken American tourist through the Infected Zone to the safety of the American border.
Gareth Edwards has always pushed the boundaries of filmmaking. His Graduation film was one of the first ever student films to combine live-action with digital effects. As a result he soon got sidetracked in a career creating BAFTA award-winning and EMMY nominated visual effects entirely ‘from his bedroom’.
He recently broke new ground directing the epic drama ‘Attila the Hun’ for the BBC, creating all the 250 visual effects by himself. But still frustrated with the ‘factory approach’ to filmmaking, he entered the SCI-FI-LONDON 48 Hour Film Challenge, hoping to prove that you could make a cinematic film with no crew and just one actor in only 2 days. The film won first prize and led to his feature film debut with Vertigo Films... ‘MONSTERS’.