Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
The Perfect Night In
Great Movies From Warner Bros.
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save up to 63%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Tatiana Maslany Is A Contender For Star Wars: Episode VIII
Olivia Cooke and Gina Rodriguez also in the casting mix
Hugh Bonneville Enters Viceroy's House
In Gurinder Chadha's Mountbatten biopic
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
09 December 2011
Lloyd Levin Crafts Foundry Comics
Watchmen producer co-creates new company
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
A Lonely Place To Die (2011)
Empire Star Rating
Rise Of The Footsoldier (2007)
Empire Star Rating
Rollin' With The Nines
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Exclusive: Julian Gilbey Goes Offworld
Directing sci-fi for Lloyd Levin

13 September 2011  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  

submit to reddit

Exclusive: Julian Gilbey Goes Offworld

No-one ever seems quite sure whether the British film industry is experiencing a golden age or a bad case of the Mondays, but one thing's for sure: it's churning out some serious talent. The likes of Duncan Jones, Rupert Wyatt and Gareth Edwards have impressed the bigwigs of Tinseltown sufficiently to be handed the keys to the kingdom and the next wave of British filmmaking talent - Julian Gilbey, Ben Wheatley et al - seems poised to follow in their footsteps.

Gilbey's chase thriller A Lonely Place To Die has been glimpsed by the right eyeballs: producer Lloyd Levin's to be exact. Levin has signed him up to direct Offworld, a sci-fi chock full of the kind of extra-terrestrials that'd give Dutch, Mac and the rest of the Predator crew pause for serious thought.

"It's a kind of an intergalactic Naked Prey," Levin told Empire, "a pedal-to-the-metal safari movie set on an alien planet. There's lots of nasty creatures - some even on the good guys' side."

Levin has worked with directors of the calibre of Guillermo Del Toro, Paul Greengrass and Paul Thomas Anderson, so Gilbey should be in safe hands for his Hollywood debut. So why Gilbey? "A Lonely Place To Die is a movie after my own heart," Levin explained. "I loved how physical and visceral it was."

While Gilbey has previously partnered up with his brother, Will, to script his Scottish-set thriller and crime movies Rise Of The Footsoldier and Rollin' With The Nines, American screenwriter David Leslie Johnson will be the man behind the typewriter on Offworld. When it comes to bringing nasties to life, Johnson has rhesus-splashed previous: he's wrote Orphan and is currently working on season two of The Walking Dead. Watch this space for more as get it.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Dustin Hoffman Picks A Quartet
He's directin' here!
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

"a pedal-to-the-metal safari movie set on an alien planet" Like Predators, then? More

Posted by Schnorbitz at 20:16 on 13 September 2011 | Report This Post

This news seems a lot less exciting when you so helpfully remind us in the 'related reviews' column that this 'serious talent' directed Rollin' with the Nines and Rise of the Footsoldier which where shit and only awarded 2 stars by yourselves - admittedly A Lonely Place to Die was pretty good... More

Posted by abaddon at 11:58 on 13 September 2011 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Wes Craven: Film By Film
Empire celebrates the late, great horror director

My Movie Life: Andrew Haigh
The 45 Years director on the movies that made him

Vanity Projects: The Musical Edition
A dozen more hits and misses from the rock and pop world

Inside The Martian: Empire Meets NASA
Prepare to science the shit out of it...

Deadpool: A Complete History
Empire's guide to The Merc With A Mouth, in comics and on screen

Spectre – Everything You Need To Know
Empire's essential briefing on James Bond's 24th outing

The N.W.A-Team
Empire visits the set of Straight Outta Compton

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)