We’ve already seen a teaser trailer and some images from Monsters: Dark Continent, the follow up to Gareth Edwards’s (Godzilla) debut feature, Monsters. Now, and on the day Godzilla finally roars into cinemas, Vertigo Films have released a new trailer for the film, which is directed by Tom Green.
The visuals are nice, and the monsters which appear at the end look very impressive, but the narration, which is turned into a sort of doomsday poem, didn’t quite work for me. However, the film does look ambitious, and is certainly looking to be a slightly bigger, louder film than Edwards’ stunning original film, so you can definitely count me in to be seeing this!
Vertigo Distribution will release in the UK with Protagonist handling international sales.
Producer Allan Niblo of Vertigo has 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.