As you may have heard, director Gareth Edwards has a monster of a movie coming out today. And he got to direct that monster movie, by showing off just how deftly he could (not) show off some other monsters in the micro-budget indie sci-fi hit Monsters. If that seems like a lot “monsters” to you, then its only because you haven’t yet seen this trailer for Monsters: Dark Continent, newcomer director Tom Green’s (not that Tom Green) sequel to Edwards’ flick that appears to have ditched the slow-burn, barely seen monsters, romantic story approach, in favour of SHOWING ALL DA MONSTERZ!, dog fights and really lame hip-hop?
Seven years on from the events of Monsters, and the ‘Infected Zones’ have spread worldwide. Humans have been knocked off the top of the food chain, with disparate communities struggling for survival. American soldiers are being sent abroad to protect US interests from the Monsters, but the war is far from being won.
Noah, a haunted soldier with several tours under his belt, is sent on a mission: an American soldier has gone rogue deep in the Infected Zone, and Noah must reach him and take him out. But when Noah’s unit and transport are destroyed, he finds himself with only a young and inexperienced cadet for company – the brother of the man Noah has been sent to kill.
The two soldiers must go on a life-altering journey through the dark heart of monster territory, accompanied by a young local woman to guide them. By the time the three of them reach their goal, they will have been forced to confront the fear that the true monsters on the planet may not be alien after all.
Monsters: Dark Continent stars Joe Dempsie, Johnny Harris, Sofia Boutella, Kyle Soller and Nicholas Pinnock. There’s no release date scheduled yet.
Last Updated: May 16, 2014