After a highly successful debut on video, the sequel to Dog Soldiers, which is called Dog Soldiers: Fresh Meat, was announced almost right off the bat. Who wouldn’t be excited for another practical/low FX werewolf flick? Inside you can find word from Kismet head honcho David Allen about what we’ll see in the sequel, which begins shooting this April…
“Dog Soldiers: Fresh Meat, the sequel to the werewolf vs. military thriller film Dog Soldiers, will begin filming in Hungary in April, Kismet Entertainment honcho and producer David Allen told SCI FI Wire. The sequel will have a 36-day shooting schedule, with a story that begins right after the fiery explosion that ended the first film, Allen said in an interview.
“In the first film, it was a family who were the werewolves,” Allen said.”In this one, it’s an actual team of werewolves who are true military men. So even though they are now werewolves, they act like a trained military unit.”
In Fresh Meat, Pvt. Laurence Cooper, the sole survivor of the werewolf slaughter, is picked up by a team of American soldiers who are on maneuvers. Cooper’s story of werewolves in the woods is met with skepticism until the soldiers return to the now-destroyed farmhouse and discover evidence that something strange indeed went on. They discover a soldier from Capt. Ryan’s special ops team (who were mentioned in the first film, but never seen), who explains that his company was also slaughtered by werewolves and have “become the werewolves of the new movie,” Allen said.
No cast members have been announced. Allen said that the director will be British, in keeping with the very British tone of the first film. Dog Soldiers: Fresh Meat will be released in December. Allen is also planning more films, including a Dog Soldiers prequel and another sequel already in the planning stages. “In a perfect world, we’d like a long-running franchise like the Howling series,” he said.”The only difference is that we’d make good movies.”