This year's SXSW film festival is shaping up quite nicely--I'm bummed I'm not going just for the fact that I'll be missing Amer--but one of the most intriguing titles featured in the Midnighters section of the programming is Gareth Edwards' Monsters. The genre exercise finds a journalist leading a tourist through an infected zone between Mexico and the United States. Apparently the infected are people who've come into contact with a crashed NASA space probe from six years earlier--meaning they're now some kind of extra-terrestrials.
That's pretty much all we know about the film at this point--and appears it'll be all we'll know until it actually premieres next month. Our friends at Twitch did manage to score a first image from the film (pictured above), which shows a wary traveler looking at a map of the infected zone. We have no clue what the monsters of the title will look like, but sometimes that's better. I hate when a movie shows me everything in trailers and stills.
Edwards and crew are adamant that the film will make its festival debut cold--no trailers, no promos, no clips...nada. I doubt we'll even get another still from the movie, so enjoy this one.
We'll be bringing you more on Monsters and the rest of the horror offerings playing at SXSW when the festival kicks off on March 12th.