Roland Emmerich Prepping Alien Invasion Movie

Published by Seth Quillen in: Film -- Date: 31 Oct 2010 Comments: 0

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Roland Emmerich, known for directing such overbloated films like Godzilla, 2012 and The Day After Tomorrow is scaling down his next project to a mere $5 million dollar budget. Emmerich, who has all but perfected showcasing the world’s certain demise on the bigscreen is returning to his Independence Day and Stargate roots with an alien invasion movie titled, The Zone.

The Zone will be in the “found footage” style, which leads the viewer to assume that tapes or files found after the person operating the camera dies are real, think The Blair Witch Project, Cloverfield and most recently the horror film Paranormal Activity.

What I like about this, and many low budget movies in general, is that it forces people to get creative and really think a story through. I’ve seen many a great director loose their vision and care of quality story arcs as budgets get bigger and bigger. While I welcome this news, the “found footage” style is getting a little played out.

Currently the only plot details are that the film is about an alien invasion, will be improv-based and cast with relative unknowns.

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