[AFM '12] ‘Monsters: The Dark Continent’ And Sci-Fi ‘Kill Command’ On The Block Along With Ben Wheatley’s ‘A Field In England’

Director Tom Green’s (no, not that Tom Green) Monsters: The Dark Continent, the followup to Gareth Edwards’ Monsters is currently in prep and will have presale materials at AFM. Producers are James Richardson and Allan Niblo for Vertigo and Ben Pugh and Rory Aitken for Between the Eyes. Monsters director Gareth Edwards and actor Scoot McNairy will executive produce.

In the film “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.

Also at the market from Protagonist is Kill Command, to be written and directed by Steve Gomez. Per Screen Daily, “The near-future set film will follow an elite army unit involved in a fight to the death after it is helicoptered to a remote island training facility where the US Defence Department creates robot weapons.” The film will shoot in the spring of next year.

Protagonist is also doing pre-sales for Kill List and Sightseers director Ben Wheatley’s A Field In England. In the film, “In the war-torn English countryside in 1648, a small group of deserters flee the raging battle through an overgrown field. They are captured and forced to help one of their captors in his search to find hidden treasure he believes is buried in the field. The group descends into a chaos of arguments, fighting, and paranoia, and, as it becomes clear that the treasure might be something other than gold, they gradually become victim to the terrifying energies trapped inside the field.