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