We haven’t too much about British director Gareth Edwards (Monsters) since he worked on Lucasfilm’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and he’s now lined-up his next project. 

Variety reports that Ewards will continue his run of making science fiction films he’s developed an original science fiction film at New Regency that will be set in a near-future setting. 

Sadly, details about the untitled project are unknown but casting is apparently underway. 

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.

It’s been a while for Edwards to land his next project after the notorious behind the scenes drama on Rogue One, where a bulk of the third act had to be reshot by another director. 

Gareth also helped launch Legendary’s Monster Universe with the reboot of Godzilla from 2014 that has led to kaiju/titan flicks Kong: Skull Island, Godzilla: King of The Monsters, and the upcoming Godzilla vs Kong. 

If filming indeed begins this year, there is an expectation that it could be ready to be released for 2021. 

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY – Former scientist Galen Erso lives on a farm with his wife and young daughter, Jyn. His peaceful existence comes crashing down when the evil Orson Krennic takes him away from his beloved family. Many years later, Galen becomes the Empire’s lead engineer for the most powerful weapon in the galaxy, the Death Star. Knowing that her father holds the key to its destruction, Jyn joins forces with a spy and other resistance fighters to steal the space station’s plans for the Rebel Alliance.

GODZILLA – Ford Brody (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), a Navy bomb expert, has just reunited with his family in San Francisco when he is forced to go to Japan to help his estranged father, Joe (Bryan Cranston). Soon, both men are swept up in an escalating crisis when Godzilla, King of the Monsters, arises from the sea to combat malevolent adversaries that threaten the survival of humanity. The creatures leave colossal destruction in their wake, as they make their way toward their final battleground: San Francisco.

SOURCE: VARIETY 

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