How's this for timing? On the day Godzilla, from director Gareth Edwards, a trailer for Monsters: Dark Continent hits the web (via IGN). The film is the sequel to Edwards' directorial debut, Monsters. Tom Green (no, not that Tom Green) has picked up the directing reins and Edwards is on board in a producing capacity.
So, what do we have here? A film that looks like your usual war flick – soldiers in the field, their life at home…typical stuff, until it descends into "HOLY SHIT WHAT THE HELL ARE THOSE?"
It looks like the monsters have evolved a bit since the last movie. Their design definitely looks different. I enjoyed the first film a lot, so I'm excited for this.
The film hits the UK this fall. Stayed tuned for more release info as it comes in.
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.