Monsters Sequel Filming. Tom Green‘s Monsters: Dark Continent, the sequel to Gareth Edwards‘ Monsters, began filming on March 25, 2013. “Filming will take place in Jordan for five weeks and a week in Detroit.” Monsters: Dark Continent‘s screenplay was written by Jay Basu. Monsters: Dark Continent is a co-production between 42 and Vertigo Films. “Vertigo Distribution will release [the film] in the UK with Protagonist handling international [distribution].” The film will star Johnny Harris, Sam Keeley, and Joe Dempsie. Gareth Edwards and Scoot McNairy, who starred in the original film, are executive producing Monsters: Dark Continent. There is no word if McNairy will make cameo or if Whitney Able, the other co-star on Monsters, will make an appearance.
We previously reported on the sequel film here: Monsters: Dark Continent: Official Plot Synopsis for Monsters Sequel.
Monsters: Dark Continent is a continuation of the events witnessed in Monsters. “It is some years after the events of MONSTERS. There are Infected Zones all over the world. US military forces are fighting Monsters, attempting to wipe them out. They are met with resistance but it’s not just from the Monsters.
The people behind the scenes had this to say about the upcoming sequel:
Producer Allan Niblo for Vertigo comments, “Monsters: Dark Continent is a sci-fi action film that remains true to the artistry and intelligence of its prequel Monsters as well as providing the excitement, thrills and set pieces of a genre film. We’re very excited to see Tom Greens vision unfold”.
Producer James Richardson adds “We are delighted to be working with this incredible new team – Ben and Rory are two very talented producers, Jay has written an excellent script, we have a brilliant cast and Tom is one of the most exciting new directors coming out of the UK.”
Ben Pugh, co producing states, “Gareth Edwards created a rich and evocative sci-fi world with Monsters and it’s a privilege to go deeper into that world for Monsters: Dark Continent with Tom Green, Vertigo and a very exciting cast”.
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