Get ready for a whole new Infected Zone.
Monsters was one of the breakout sci-fi hits of 2010, a creepy and creative low-budget film that helped its writer and director, Gareth Edwards, land his current gig as the director of the Godzilla reboot. Now we get to return to the world of Monsters, not with a direct sequel but with what's been dubbed a "continuation" titled Monsters: Dark Continent, and this time we're going to war.
Sadly, Edwards will only act as executive producer this time out (because he's a little busy with a bigger monster movie at the moment), so writing duties on Dark Continent went to Jay Basu (The Dinosaur Project) and directing duties went to Tom Green (who's directed several episodes of the British sci-fi series Misfits). The cast includes Joe Dempsie (Game of Thrones), Johnny Harris (Welcome to the Punch) and Sam Keeley (What Richard Did). Here's a synopsis, via Bloody Digusting:
"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."
Check out the teaser below for a glimpse of some Monster corpses, as well as soldiers glimpsing something we can't see that's apparently very shocking.
Look for Monsters: Dark Continent next year.