Empire Online has just launched the first teaser trailer for MONSTERS: DARK CONTINENT, which of course is the sequel to Gareth Edwards' micro-budget hit MONSTERS, the film that got him GODZILLA. While I admired MONSTERS, I wasn't completely engaged in it; I found it more interesting than entertaining. Will the sequel up the ante?
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.
Edwards executive produced DARK CONTINENT, which was directed by Tom Green ("Misfits", Blackout") and written by Jay Basu. The film stars Joe Dempsie, Johnny Harris, Sofia Boutella and Sam Keeley. The film comes out in 2014.