Just over a year ago, our own Dr. Abaius sat down with producer/actor Scott McNairy to talk about his recent Indie Spirit Award win for In Search of a Midnight Kiss. During the chat, McNairy mentioned an experimental action movie that he’d been working on with director Gareth Edwards — a sci-fi actioner shot without a script. The first mumblecore (dare I use that term) action movie. We were interested, as you’d expect. And now here we are, a year later, previewing said movie as part of our run up to SXSW 2010. It has been selected by Tim League and the Fantastic Fest crew for this year’s SX Fantastic line-up. As you will see in the official synopsis below, the film tells the story of an American journalist who agrees to escort a tourist through a mysterious infected zone that lies between Mexico and the United States. Sounds pretty wicked, if you ask me. We also have the first still from the film for your viewing pleasure.
Monsters makes its debut Saturday, March 13 at Midnight at the Alamo S. Lamar.
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 agrees to escort a shaken tourist through the infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the US border.