The official trailer for “Monsters: Dark Continent” is available for our viewing pleasure. Some movie geeks will be familiar with the first installment helmed by Gareth Edwards back in 2010 titled “Monsters”. The critically acclaimed movie offers a blend of sci-fi with alien-invasions pooled with political themes and drama. Regarded as one of the main reasons why Edwards received his shot to take the directors seat for the “Godzilla” reboot, “Monsters: Dark Continent” will have the privilege of having Edwards onboard as an executive producer. “Dark Continent” stars Joe Dempsie, Johnny Harris, Sofia Boutella, and Kyle Soller. The pic helmed by relatively-unknown Tom Green still needs a release date. Meanwhile, Edwards’ epic “Godzilla” reboot hit theaters on May 16.
Plot Summary (courtesy of comingsoon.net:
“Six years ago previously, a NASA probe returning to earth with samples of an alien life form, crashed over Central America. Soon after, new life forms began to appear, and half of Mexico was quarantined as an INFECTED ZONE. Today, the American and Mexican military still struggle to contain “the creatures”… The story begins when a US journalist agrees to escort a shaken American tourist through the infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the US border.”
Director Tom Green sat down with empireonline.com in an exclusive interview, he said:
“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 [in the teaser], 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…”