The American Film Market does not start until next week (November 6th) but tons of stuff has already begun being released. Today see’s the first artwork revealed for Monsters: The Dark Continent, the sequel to Gareth Edwards’ (Godzilla) stunning romantic creature feature, Monsters.
Echoing the first films hazardous zone poster, the sequel’s is a little less colourful, possibly hinting at a darker film than the first? Who knows, all we know for sure are the following details, including a lengthy plot synopsis, which was released when the sequel began filming in March.
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”.
Monsters: Dark Continent is directed by Tom Green (Misfits) with Gareth Edwards producing from a script written by Green and Jay Basu (Fast Girls, The Dinosaur Project). The cast includes Johnny Harris (Welcome to the Punch), Sam Keeley (What Richard Did) 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.