If any of you haven’t seen the 2010 film Monsters directed by Gareth Edwards (Godzilla), then you’re really missing out, it’s such a cool film about the Earth living in the aftermath of a giant alien invasion. We now have word the sequel, Monsters: Dark Continent has begun principal photography in Jordan.
Word comes from Screen Daily that Monsters: Dark Continent will be director Tom Green’s feature film debut and was written by Jay Basu. Gareth Edwards who directed the original Monsters will serve as executive producer this time around.
The film will star Johnny Harris (Snow White and the Huntsman), Sam Keeley (After Death), and Joe Dempsie (Game of Thrones).
Seven years on from the events of Monsters, and the ‘Infected Zones’ have spread worldwide. Humans have been knocked off the top of the food chain, with disparate communities struggling for survival. American soldiers are being sent abroad to protect US interests from the Monsters, but the war is far from being won.
Noah, a haunted soldier with several tours under his belt, is sent on a mission: an American soldier has gone rogue deep in the Infected Zone, and Noah must reach him and take him out. But when Noah’s unit and transport are destroyed, he finds himself with only a young and inexperienced cadet for company – the brother of the man Noah has been sent to kill.
The two soldiers must go on a life-altering journey through the dark heart of monster territory, accompanied by a young local woman to guide them. By the time the three of them reach their goal, they will have been forced to confront the fear that the true monsters on the planet may not be alien after all.
Filming will take place in Jordan for five weeks, followed by a week in Detroit.
Vertigo Distribution will release in the UK with Protagonist handling international sales.
Producer Allan Niblo of Vertigo said: “Monsters: Dark Continent is a sci-fi action film that remains true to the artistry and intelligence of its prequel Monsters as well as providing the excitement, thrills and set pieces of a genre film. We’re very excited to see Tom Green’s vision unfold”.
Producer James Richardson added: “We are delighted to be working with this incredible new team – 42’s Ben Pugh and Rory Aitken are two very talented producers, Jay Bassu has written an excellent script, we have a brilliant cast and Tom Green is one of the most exciting new directors coming out of the UK.”
42’s Pugh said: “Gareth Edwards created a rich and evocative sci-fi world with Monsters and it’s a privilege to go deeper into that world for Monsters: Dark Continent with Tom Green, Vertigo and a very exciting cast”.
We’ll have more on Monsters: Dark Continent as it comes out, so keep it right here to Horror Society for all the latest!