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Monsters 2 Moves Ahead Without Gareth Edwards

By Brian B. — May 17th, 2011

At the Cannes Film Festival this week, Screen Daily is reporting that original Monsters creator, Gareth Edwards, will not be directing sequel to the sleeper hit, and instead Brent Bonacorso and Jesse Atlas have stepped in to helm the project.

Monsters 2 will still have Gareth Edwards serving as executive producer alongside actor Scoot McNairy and Vertigo Films' Rupert Preston.

This story will continue by introducing a teacher living in a protected walled city, who has to go into the infected zone to find his long-lost brother, a former military man who is now a Col. Kurtz-esque figure. Vertigo Films' Allan Niblo promises "lots more creatures" than the original.

Niblo assures fans that the sequel won't betray the spirit of the original...

"We wouldn't have done it if we didn't find the right talent [in the two new directors]. Gareth loves their vision. People want to see more of this world."