Julian Gilbey Finds A Lonely Planet To Die In OFFWORLD

Brit helmer to direct a scifi creature safari.

Julian Gilbey’s A Lonely Place To Die was one of my favorite films at the Fantasia Film Festival; a genre mash-up it was thrilling and beautiful, and I’ve been excited to find out what his follow-up will be. The good news is that it sounds completely awesome, and it’s a scifi creature film called Offworld.

Lloyd Levin, who produced Hellboy, Watchmen and United 93, and who has always been a mensch to me, is producing the film and spilled the beans to Empire.“It’s a kind of an intergalactic Naked Prey,” Levin told the magazine, “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.”

Naked Prey? You gotta love a guy who namedrops Criterion Collection movies as reference points instead of comparing the film to Aliens or Avatar.

Offworld is written by David Leslie Johnson, who wrote Orphan, a movie I completely and unashamedly ADORE.