After so gleefully slicing and dicing his way through the blood-soaked Evil Dead remake earlier this year, up-and-coming Uruguayan director Fede Alvarez has announced his next project – a sci-fi action film called Machina.
Nothing other than that intriguing title has been revealed so far about the project, which Alvarez will helm for Media Rights Capital, the film studio behind such major sci-fi titles like The Adjustment Bureau and Neill Blomkamp’s highly anticipated sci-fi action film Elysium.
Alvarez first gained international attention in 2009 after releasing a short science-fiction film entitled Panic Attack on YouTube. Shortly after Panic Attack went viral and piqued Hollywood’s interest, Alvarez was recruited by Ghost House Pictures to direct a $30-$40 million sci-fi film. However, he instead ended up directing and co-writing the screenplay for the Evil Dead remake, which was produced by original Evil Dead director Sam Raimi, the original film’s star Bruce Campbell, and Ghost House Pictures head Robert G. Tapert.
Whether Machina is the project Ghost House Pictures initially contracted Alvarez to work on, or whether it’s an entirely new project, remains unclear. Alvarez’s Evil Dead co-screenwriter Rodo Sayagues has been brought on board for Machina as well, so perhaps viewers will be lucky enough to get a second helping of some acerbic, Evil Dead-style dialogue.
If you want a little insight into Alvarez’s approach to science-fiction, you can check out his crazy-cool short film Panic Attack in its entirety below.
What do you think of Alvarez’s style, both in Panic Attack and Evil Dead? And after the visceral splatter thrills and ferocious fast cuts of his Evil Dead remake, are you interested to see what else Alvarez can bring to the table as a director with Machina?