The world portrayed in Gareth Edwards's 2010 directorial debut Monsters is expanded in the first trailer for Monsters: Dark Continent, a sequel directed by Tom Green and executive produced by Gareth Edwards. Johnny Harris (Welcome to the Punch), Sam Keeley (This Must Be the Place) and Joseph Dempsie (Game of Thrones) star in this thriller that explores another "Infected Zone" filled with monsters, only this time it's in an area of the Middle East controlled by the U.S. military, set seven years after the first movie. Take a look at the first footage, then read on to see what Tom Green had to say about the follow-up, debuting sometime in 2014.
Tom Green spoke about shooting in the country of Jordan, using real locations for this creature feature in the same way Mexico was used in the original Monsters.
"As soon as I watched Monsters I completely identified with the idea of using real locations as a foundation on which to build a world of limitless scale. From my first visit to the location shown here, in Jordan, it was somewhere I felt was key to making Dark Continent work. The moonscape-like environment was the perfect basis for an 'alien' landscape. The quarry trucks you see here became 'buggies' to transport the remains of firebombed monster herds to be incinerated, with all the leading characters emerging from the dust to witness the scale of the death toll for the first time - and for one character maybe too many times."