Monsters Sequel in the Works
05.16.11 by Ryan
Gareth Edwards made a big impression with his directorial debut of Monsters last year, with Edwards writing, directing, shooting and designing the effects on a budget of $15,000 dollars. Edwards was quickly hired to direct an adaptation of Godzilla, which means he won't be directing the sequel to his debut movie.
Screen Daily reports that British distributor Vertigo Films is developing a Monsters sequel with Edwards serving as executive producer. Directors Brent Bonacorso and Jesse Atlas, who previously worked on short movies together, will helm the sequel, which Monsters producer Allan Niblo revealed would have "lots more creatures" than the original.
We wouldn’t have done [a sequel] if we didn’t find the right talent [in Bonacorso and Atlas]. Gareth loves their vision. People want to see more of this world.
Monsters followed a photojournalist who had to bring his publisher's daughter through a quarantined area of Mexico that was filled with giant, alien creatures. The sequel will follow a similar thread as a teacher living in a protected, walled city will head into the quarantined area to find his long-lost brother, a former soldier.
The Monsters sequel is set to arrive at the end of 2012, and will be shot in either Argentina or the Dominican Republic.