Roland Emmerich, the man who brought us several epically mediocre epic disaster special effects loaded films is planning a new alien invasion film called The Zone. He's currently planning to shoot the new film in the style of the recently popular "found footage" genre. This is the same style used for films such as The Blair Witch Project, Cloverfield and Paranormal Activity.
The film comes from screenwriter Guillaume Tunzini, and it will deal with a large-scale alien invasion and will be produced on a small budget of under $5 million dollars, which will be the smallest budget the director has worked with. This might be good for him. The film will also star an unknown cast, and will feature largely improvised scenes.
Two of the lead roles have already been cast, one playing a haggard journalist in his 40s or 50s, the other a black man in his early to mid 20's who plays the cameraman. There are no other details that have been revealed on the story.
The movie will start shooting in November. Alien Invasion films have always been popular, and as long as movies are being made, you can bet that aliens will always be invading the earth.
Roland has directed films such as Stargate, Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow, Godzilla, 10,000 BC and 2012.
What are your thoughts on this new low-budget project he's working on?