Production is underway on Monsters: Dark Continent, the sequel to the micro-budget cult sci-fi movie, Monsters, which was released in 2010. The original was set in America, 6 years after an alien invasion, and follows a journalist who agrees to escort an American tourist through Mexico’s infected zones towards the US border.
Dark Continent will pick up several years later and will focus on the US military struggles to contain the growing alien threat. The film will be directed by Tom Green (TV’s Misfits) and will star Joe Dempsie (Game of Thrones), Johnny Harris (Welcome to the Punch) and Sam Keeley (What Richard Did).
Here’s the scoop from Screen Daily:
Principal photography is underway in Jordan on Monsters: Dark Continent.
Misfits director Tom Green’s feature debut, written by Jay Basu, is a co-production between StreetDance 3D producer-distributor Vertigo Films and fledgling management and production company 42, whose co-founders Ben Pugh and Rory Aitken were behind Shifty and Welcome to the Punch.
Welcome To The Punch actor Johnny Harris stars alongside Sam Keeley (What Richard Did) and Joe Dempsie (Game Of Thrones) in the anticipated sequel, set “some years after” Edwards’ cult hit original, which won four British Independent Film Awards.
In Dark Continent, Infected Zones have spread across the world. While US military try to wipe out the monsters, they soon realize they face resistance from a number of corners.
The original movie’s director, Gareth Edwards, will serve as executive producer on Monsters: Dark Continent. He has already committed to helm a monster project on a much larger scale, the big-budget reboot of Godzilla, which stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass) and Elizabeth Olsen (Kill Your Darlings).