Monsters: Dark Continent is the sequel to Gareth Edwards' 2010 indie sci-fi film Monsters. The sequel is moving forward without Edwards at the helm; this time around he'll just be producing the film. It will be directed by Tom Green, from a script written by Jay Basu.
The first movie was pretty good for the budget Edwards had to make it. The sequel will have a much bigger budget to work with, and there's a pretty good chance it could end up being better than the first movie. Even though the first movie was good, I can see things getting a lot better.
Here's the official description of the story:
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.
The movie will be released sometime in 2013. Did you like the first film, and are you excited about this sequel?