Gareth Edwards

Gareth Edwards

There are so many terrific British directors in the industry at the moment that it really is a very exciting place to be at the moment.

And some of the best young talent that we have at the moment all have projects set for release this year or are working on great movies over the next twelve months.

So we took a look at some of the Brit filmmakers that really should be on your radar over the next twelve months or so.

- Gareth Edwards

Gareth Edwards made a huge splash with his directorial debut Monsters back in 2010.

Edwards penned the screenplay as well as helmed the film and he made the movie for a very impressive $500,000. Monsters was a huge financial hit as it went on to gross over $4.2 million worldwide.

It has been a little quiet from him of late but he is set to get back in the director's chair this year for a remake of Godzilla.

The director has brought together an impressive cast that includes Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen and it will be exciting to see him put his stamp on this well known franchise.

Godzilla is set to hit the big screen in May 2014.

- Duncan Jones

Duncan Jones was responsible for one of my all time fave directorial debuts of all time when he helmed Moon back in 2009.

It was a stunning piece of filmmaking and Jones immediately grabbed the attention of just about everyone in the movie world - if you haven't seen the film then you really should check it out.

Since then he has gone on to direct Jake Gyllenhaal in Source Code and he has a couple of very super exciting projects ahead of him.

Jones will helm an Ian Fleming biopic as well as a big screen adaptation of Warcraft.

While there is no release date for either movie they are set to send Jones' star only one way... and that is up.

- Gareth Evans

Gareth Evans helmed one of the best movies of 2012 in the form of The Raid - it really was a full on violence filled movie from start to finish.

So there was great excitement earlier this year when it was announced that shooting on The Raid 2 had got under way.

Once again Evans has penned the script as well as being in the director's chair and Iko Uwais will return as Rama.

While the vast majority of the plot is still unknown we do know that it is set not long after events of the first film.

This is one of the movies that I am super excited about and it can't hit the big screen quick enough.

- Ben Wheatley

Ben Wheatley is another exciting filmmaker who has moved between in TV and movies throughout his career.

It was with Kill List in 2011 that he grabbed everyone's attention before he returned last year with Sightseers.

The black comedy saw him team up with writers Alice Lowe and Steve Oram and it was one of the best British movies of the year.

A Field In England is set to be his new movie and he is also on writing duties this time around.

A Field In England sees him tackle the horror movie this time around and it is a Brit film to keep an eye out for.

- Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen is one of the most exciting director's of his generation who already has Hunger and Shame under his belt.

Twelve Years a Slave is his new movie and it is only the first feature film of his directing career.

The movie follows a man living in New York who is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the deep south.

He reunites with Michael Fassbender as he has brought together an eye-watering cast that includes Brad Pitt, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Giamatti, Paul Dano and Quvenzhané Wallis.

McQueen is such a powerful and intimate filmmaker and I cannot wait to see him back in the director's chair.

Honourable mentions include Paddy Considine and Richard Ayoade who are both super exciting filmmakers.

Considine does seem to be concentrating on action so far this year while Ayoade has The Double set for release later in 2013.

Edgar Wright is also back in the director's chair with The World's End and is set to helm Marvel film Ant Man.

Sally El Hosaini and Lynne Ramsey are also director's to keep an eye out for this year.

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