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.
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.“
Darksiders is one of those games I really wanted to play but just never got around to it. I’ll get there someday, hopefully before the release of Darksiders II sometime this year. In the sequel you will be playing as Death. Definitely the most well known of the 4 horsemen. Also the most differently portrayed.
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