‘Monsters: Dark Continent’ Fills Cast, Begins Filming In Jordan

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Screen Daily reports that principal photography is underway in Jordan on Monsters: Dark Continent, the sequel to Gareth Edwards Monsters, which landed him the Godzilla job. Edwards will exec produce.

Misfits director Tom Green’s feature debut, written by Jay Basu, is a co-production between StreetDance 3D producer-distributor Vertigo Films and fledgling management and production company 42.

Welcome To The Punch actor Johnny Harris, pictured, stars alongside Sam Keeley (“What Richard Did”) and Joe Dempsie (“Game Of Thrones”) in the anticipated sequel, set “some years after” Edwards’ cult hit original, which won four British Independent Film Awards.

In Dark Continent, Infected Zones 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.

Filming will take place in Jordan for five weeks, followed by a week in Detroit.

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.

 
  • horrorking95

    I found Monsters incredibly dull. It was ultimately contstrained by its shoe-string budget and I don’t really have much desire for a sequel, although a bigger budget would help inject some life!

  • djblack1313

    i liked the first movie but i agree somewhat with horrorking95. it was dull in parts. i’m excited for this new movie but i hope it adds more of….the “monsters”! lol. the creatures were excellently done and incredibly interesting. give us more of that and less human drama and we’ll be good! :)

    • lucscs100

      Maybe the monsters weren’t the focus ;)

      • djblack1313

        lucscs100, of course they weren’t the focus. i’d like the focus in this sequel to be the creatures. or at least have a happy 50/50 split. :)

  • diapers

    I loved Monsters, loved loved it. And I didn’t even know it had a micro budget the first time I watched. It seems like most peeps didn’t share my view. Anyway, a big budget sequel, I dunno.

  • ThunderDragoon

    Hopefully the sequel has more monster screen time.

    • djblack1313

      ThunderDragoon, exactly! :)