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Gareth Edwards' Monsters to get sequel or TV spinoff without Edwards

Feb. 8, 2011by: Mike Sampson

Gareth Edwards took his ultra-low-budget sci-fi indie MONSTERS and parlayed it into a gig that's anything but ultra-low-budget or an indie. Edwards is currently developing the GODZILLA reboot at Legendary Pictures and while he's doing that, we may get a sequel to MONSTERS or a TV series set in the film's universe. Sadly though, Edwards won't be involved.

The writer/director tells Dread Central, "Vertigo owns the rights to Monsters, and I know they’re keen to move forward with another Monsters-related project very soon...I don’t think my next film really should be a sequel just yet. I’d like to do something else first."

Edwards goes on to stay, "If they hire someone to direct another MONSTERS movie, the last thing they need is for me to be hanging around, telling people how the movie should be. Whoever comes in should definitely be given free rein to put their own spin on this world." That's actually a very kind thing for a director to say given how some directors are like to micro-manage their properties.

Edwards seems like he'd like to return to the MONSTERS universe somewhere down the line and that he's a little bummed Vertigo is moving ahead so quickly without him. But, as he says, "At some point you just have to let go and move forward on to something else."

Which would you rather see: a MONSTERS sequel or a TV series? And where would you like to see the franchise go next?

Source: Dread Central

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2:27AM on 02/09/2011
I haven't even seen Monsters yet, I don't think it was playing anywhere near me. It is really cool for a director to let someone else make a sequel. Hopefully someone who knows what their doing.
I haven't even seen Monsters yet, I don't think it was playing anywhere near me. It is really cool for a director to let someone else make a sequel. Hopefully someone who knows what their doing.
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1:38PM on 02/08/2011
I really liked Monsters for what it was, although the protagonists weren't very likable, though I think a sequel with a slightly bigger budget could be interesting. With the right idea, a TV show could really work.
I really liked Monsters for what it was, although the protagonists weren't very likable, though I think a sequel with a slightly bigger budget could be interesting. With the right idea, a TV show could really work.
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11:00AM on 02/08/2011
Wow. What a nice guy. I had no idea that he was the man in charge of the new Godzilla. That makes me super excited! About a Monsters sequel ... I don't know that it really needs one. I'd hate to see the mood and beauty of the first film blown to pieces with something that has a bigger budget and goes for more action sequences. I don't think the movie was ever intended to be a big blockbuster film, and that's entirely what they'll try to do with it the next time around. I say if they make a
Wow. What a nice guy. I had no idea that he was the man in charge of the new Godzilla. That makes me super excited! About a Monsters sequel ... I don't know that it really needs one. I'd hate to see the mood and beauty of the first film blown to pieces with something that has a bigger budget and goes for more action sequences. I don't think the movie was ever intended to be a big blockbuster film, and that's entirely what they'll try to do with it the next time around. I say if they make a sequel or television series - to wait for the man to return and do it right. Have to admire his attitude about it though.
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10:42AM on 02/08/2011
Enjoyed Monsters, it had some obvious faults, some of them related to the budget, so a sequel would be interesting.

A similar film to this and Cloverfield I would recommend is "Trollhunter":
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Surprisingly good film, well produced, great effects and a bonus with beautiful scenery.
Enjoyed Monsters, it had some obvious faults, some of them related to the budget, so a sequel would be interesting.

A similar film to this and Cloverfield I would recommend is "Trollhunter":
[link]

Surprisingly good film, well produced, great effects and a bonus with beautiful scenery.
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10:25AM on 02/08/2011
A cable TV series would be better than a direct-to-dvd sequel.
A cable TV series would be better than a direct-to-dvd sequel.
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10:17AM on 02/08/2011
I liked Monsters. I'll give a sequel or TV series a chance.
I liked Monsters. I'll give a sequel or TV series a chance.
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9:54AM on 02/08/2011
Not everything needs a sequel.

Not everything needs a sequel.

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9:44AM on 02/08/2011

Neither

Although I respect what Edwards was able to do with such a small budget, the fact remains the movie was boring and terribly acted. We don't need anymore.
Although I respect what Edwards was able to do with such a small budget, the fact remains the movie was boring and terribly acted. We don't need anymore.
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10:57AM on 02/08/2011
Booooooooooooooooo! Boring and terribly acted? You were obviously expecting a different kind of movie.
Booooooooooooooooo! Boring and terribly acted? You were obviously expecting a different kind of movie.
1:32PM on 02/08/2011
Thank you! I'm glad someone else said it... I feel like I'm pretty open to any movie experience, but this movie was just plain boring... really nothing special
Thank you! I'm glad someone else said it... I feel like I'm pretty open to any movie experience, but this movie was just plain boring... really nothing special
1:40PM on 02/08/2011
For what it was, I liked it, but I didn't care for the characters. The acting was meh, but the fact the characters were whiny and not very likable made the acting that much more noticeable. The next District 9 it was not.
For what it was, I liked it, but I didn't care for the characters. The acting was meh, but the fact the characters were whiny and not very likable made the acting that much more noticeable. The next District 9 it was not.
7:18PM on 02/08/2011
I am so glad there are schmoes that agree with me!

"Monsters" was a boring, terribly ineffective character piece. The characters were whiny, stupid, and the actors had no chemistry. Unfortunately, since the whole movie is about them, the whole movie sucks.
I am so glad there are schmoes that agree with me!

"Monsters" was a boring, terribly ineffective character piece. The characters were whiny, stupid, and the actors had no chemistry. Unfortunately, since the whole movie is about them, the whole movie sucks.