Less than two weeks ago Eric was right here telling us how Gareth Edwards' indie gem MONSTERS would finally be getting a sequel in MONSTERS: THE DARK CONTINENT. Now that's all fine and dandy but we also learned that Edwards wouldn't be back in the director's chair. Instead Tom Green will be taking on those duties. No... not that Tom Green. Come on now.
Unfortunately at the time we really didn't know a whole lot about what was going on in this sequel. Luckily for us today Vertigo decided to drop the whole beefy synopsis in our laps. Nice! I suppose DARK CONTINENT, which was penned by Jay Basu, sounds decent enough for a MONSTERS sequel but why don't you peep the rundown and tell us what you think below:
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.
Personally I did like the first film, but now I'm realizing it's pretty forgettable. Here's hoping DARK CONTINENT packs a more memorable punch!
MONSTERS' Whitney Able