What’s that coming over the hill? It’s Monsters – the sci-fi drama debut from British director Gareth Edwards. The buzz surrounding this film has grown steadily since its screenings at the SXSW and Cannes festivals. Here’s the trailer…

Comparisons have already been made with Monsters and the likes of District 9, Cloverfield and Jurassic Park – and understandably so. But Edwards, who adopted a guerrilla-style approach to shooting the film and encouraged his cast (all but the leads were non-professionals) to improvise their lines, has stated that his intention was to make ‘the most realistic monster film ever’. Has he succeeded?

Monsters is released on 3 December 2010.