Ex Machina director and Devs creator Alex Garland has revealed that he’s making a “low-budget horror movie”.
The brand new movie, which is ready to be produced subsequent 12 months, was conceived within the wake of this summer time’s wave of Black Lives Matter protests throughout the globe.
“I wrote a low-budget horror film, set within the UK,” Garland informed Empire in a brand new interview, revealing that he’s presently casting for the movie, and hoping to shoot it within the spring and summer time of 2021.
He added: “I don’t know if it’s unrealistic or not. At all times at this explicit second, a movie at all times feels unrealistic, however then in some way it really works out.”
Within the interview, Garland revealed that the thought for the brand new horror movie happened from the ashes of one other challenge, a TV collection concerning the lack of efficient social protests in current occasions, which he hoped to recruit the forged of his 2020 drama collection Devs for.
Nick Offerman in Alex Garland’s ‘Devs’. Credit score: Hulu / BBC
“Sooner or later with civil disobedience, you must begin smashing stuff up. So I used to be writing about the necessity to smash stuff up,” he mentioned of the thought, earlier than revealing that the wave of Black Lives Matter protests, which happened throughout the planet after the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis in Could, modified his thoughts over the subject material for the unique collection.
“I believed, ‘So now what I’m writing is pointless’,” he mentioned of the unique thought. “In a great way. I nearly felt glad, weirdly.”
Reviewing Devs upon its release earlier this year, NME wrote: “Very similar to Garland’s earlier work, Devs will mess along with your marbles and perhaps even chill you to your bones. Equally to Kubrick, Garland enjoys ambiguity and making the viewer work issues out for themselves. That’s undoubtedly value remembering as you make your manner by way of his newest tech-fuelled puzzle.”