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Writer and director in place for Monsters sequel, The Dark Continent

06.18.2012by: Eric Walkuski

Gareth Edwards' MONSTERS was a minor indie sensation when it hit two years ago; shot on a tiny budget but utilizing a lot of ingenuity, the film made a big enough impact to send Edwards into GODZILLA territory. (Although that project is moving along at a snail's pace.)

A sequel has been talked about in the past, but right now it's perhaps as close to happening as ever. In Screen Daily's annual line-up of the Stars of Tomorrow, it is revealed that Jay Basu (FAST GIRLS) will pen the screenplay for MONSTERS 2, subtitled THE DARK CONTINENT, while UK television helmer Tom Green ("Misfits") will direct. Gareth Edwards was at one point attached to executive produce, but there's no word on whether or not he's still involved.

The sequel evidently deals with a teacher living outside the walled quaratined zone in Central America and his brother whom he ventures into the region to find—a former military man who has become a figure akin to APOCALYPSE NOW’s Colonel Kurtz.

That actually sounds like a very worthy premise for a sequel to MONSTERS - and as I was not the biggest fan of the original, I certainly think there's room for improvement.

We'll keep you on point with MONSTERS 2 as it chugs along.


Monsters star Whitney Able

Extra Tidbit: Were you a fan of the original MONSTERS? (Yes, I mean the 80s TV show!)
Source: Screen Daily

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6:05PM on 06/19/2012
The "Monsters" film was very well done for a low budget film...I think you had to understand that it was more about what you didn't see than what you did to really appreciate it. I'm game for a sequel...The 80's TV show "Monsters" was awesome! It started coming on when I was around 10 so I lapped it up!
The "Monsters" film was very well done for a low budget film...I think you had to understand that it was more about what you didn't see than what you did to really appreciate it. I'm game for a sequel...The 80's TV show "Monsters" was awesome! It started coming on when I was around 10 so I lapped it up!
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7:37PM on 06/18/2012

I loved Monsters

Although I do thinbk it's a bitmisleading film. When recommending it I always tell people that it's closest cinematic relative is actually Lost in Translation. I think they can make a good sequel with this premise. Also despite my love for the original, a little more action would be nice!
Although I do thinbk it's a bitmisleading film. When recommending it I always tell people that it's closest cinematic relative is actually Lost in Translation. I think they can make a good sequel with this premise. Also despite my love for the original, a little more action would be nice!
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4:50PM on 06/18/2012

DUMB

"Monsters" sucked. No need for sequel.
"Monsters" sucked. No need for sequel.
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