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Monsters 2 coming with original director Gareth Edwards executive producing

May. 16, 2011by: Alex DiVincenzo
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The U.K.'s Vertigo Films has announced that they will be producing a sequel to last year's MONSTERS. The independent British flick received praise for its dramatic take on the genre with an impressively low budget. Brent Bonacorso and Jesse Atlas, a duo who has recently worked on commercials, will helm the follow-up.

The sequel will take place in a walled city with two brothers finding each other in a world of monsters. The variety of aliens will differ this time around. The film will shoot in September in a foreign location, perhaps Argentina, with a budget of under $5 million. (The first was made for under $1 million.)

Original director Gareth Edwards and star Scoot McNairy will serve as executive producers alongside Vertigo's Rupert Preston. Allan Niblo, James Richardson, Ben Pugh and Rory Aitke will produce. Protagonist is handling the international sales rights.

Niblo reveals that the sequel will be more of a genre flick with action: "We're going to keep the same quality and intelligence of the first film and make it much more of a straight genre picture. MONSTERS 2 will expand the world created in the original movie whilst upping the action ante."


MONSTERS star Whitney Able

Extra Tidbit: Are you glad this one is going to have more action, or did you like the slow burn of the original?
Source: Variety

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6:54PM on 05/16/2011
I commend the filmakers on the first movie it looked fantastic for such a small budget, as for storyline it left a l;ittle to be desired. The pace was way to slow mostly because I found the main characters a little unsympathetic especially the dude he was a douche. Ill check it out but Im expecting it to trump the original.
I commend the filmakers on the first movie it looked fantastic for such a small budget, as for storyline it left a l;ittle to be desired. The pace was way to slow mostly because I found the main characters a little unsympathetic especially the dude he was a douche. Ill check it out but Im expecting it to trump the original.
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3:23PM on 05/16/2011
Hell yeah! I loved M1, especially how the end looped with the beginning. I noticed new things after watching the beginning again, which really added to the experience. Can't wait!
Hell yeah! I loved M1, especially how the end looped with the beginning. I noticed new things after watching the beginning again, which really added to the experience. Can't wait!
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9:09AM on 05/16/2011
sounds like the sequel will be what the orinigal should have been. while the first one was good, the pace and lack of anything interesting happening makes it really hard to recommend to others, yet the monsters were so fantastic that it felt like a waste of a great concept.
sounds like the sequel will be what the orinigal should have been. while the first one was good, the pace and lack of anything interesting happening makes it really hard to recommend to others, yet the monsters were so fantastic that it felt like a waste of a great concept.
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