Gareth Edwards Producing ‘Monsters’ Sequel

Before he signed on to direct the new Godzilla movie, Gareth Edwards directed the amazing indie movie Monsters. If you haven’t seen it, don’t let the term “indie” scare you away. Monsters in no way ever looks like a low budget indie, as Edwards used the CG experience he learned while working on other movies to make his monster flick look like a million bucks.

That is why I have no qualms about Gareth Edwards bringing Godzilla back to the big screen.

Gareth EdwardsNow, fans can look forward to a sequel to Monsters, although Edwards will not be directing the new movie. Instead, he will produce the sequel, Monsters: Dark Continent. The movie will see first time director Tom Green take over the reigns based on a script by Jay Basu.

The original movie focused on a photojournalist in Latin America whose boss orders him to find his daughter and escort her back to America, which is walled off to keep all the alien monsters in Latin America. We only get glimpses of the monsters until the end and this is more of a character study of how people survive after an alien invasion.

The new movie’s synopsis is as follows:

Infected Zones [where the ‘Monsters’ reside] 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.

Another producer, Allan Niblo, said that the sequel will keep the intelligence and artistry of the Gareth Edwards original, but will also include “excitement, thrills and set pieces of a genre film.” That tells me it will be nothing like the original. I guess this will give the people who wanted more fighting monsters in the original movie what they want. That’s just not what I want.

What do you think?

Source: Screen Daily

Shawn is a film critic with 30 years of experience in print and online media. He is a former member of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle and loves everything from critically acclaimed movies to B-level action flicks and everything in between.

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