The eagerly anticipated continuation of Gareth Edwards’ 2010 international breakout hit Monsters, which starred Scoot McNairy and Whitney Able.
It is some years after the events of MONSTERS. There are IZs (Infected Zones) all over the world. Allied forces are fighting Monsters on global battlefronts, attempting to contain the invasion. Two soldiers embark on a life-changing journey across the dark heart of the monster territory to rescue a missing Unit, by the time they reach their goal; they will have been forced to confront the fear that the true monsters may not be alien after all.
This first look clip, from Vertigo Films, of Monsters: Dark Continent reveals a scene that introduces Johnny Harris (Welcome To The Punch, The Hobbit) Joe Dempsie (Game Of Thrones), and Sam Keeley (who is currently filming Ron Howard’s In The Heart of The Sea).
Monsters: Dark Continent is the directorial debut of Tom Green (E4’s Misfits) with the script written by Jay Basu. Gareth Edward’s returns as Exec Producer with Allan Niblo and James Richardson producing for Vertigo Films with Ben Pugh and Rory Aitkins for 42.
Director Tom Green explains the clip and his inspiration for the movie: “As soon as I watched Monsters I completely identified with the idea of using real locations as a foundation on which to build a world of limitless scale. From my first visit to the location shown here, in Jordan, it was somewhere I felt was key to making Dark Continent work. The moonscape-like environment was the perfect basis for an alien landscape. The quarry trucks you see here became ‘buggies’ to transport the remains of firebombed monster herds to be incinerated, with all the leading characters emerging from the dust to witness the scale of the death toll for the first time — and for one character maybe too many times…”
Vertigo Films will release the movie in the UK in 2014.