Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman Revealed
The Inside Story Of Sideshow Collectibles
Guardians Of The Galaxy Review
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
Promotion: Destiny Awaits
Win a limited edition PS4 and a copy of Destiny
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Podcast #122: Chris Pratt, The Inbetweeners
Pod wankers
First Testament Of Youth Trailer Arrives
'Our youth has been stolen from us'
Latest Expendables 3 Trailer Wants To Punch Your Eyes
Bang and blame
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
17 September 2013
The Last Days On Mars Trailer Lands
The Red Planet in more ways than one
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Monsters: Dark Continent
26 September 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
The Last Days On Mars (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Welcome To The Punch (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Huge (2011)
Empire Star Rating
The Cottage (2008)
Empire Star Rating
London To Brighton (2006)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

First Trailer For Monsters: Dark Continent
Anyone seen the giant bug spray?

16 May 2014  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  |  Source: Vertigo Films

submit to reddit

Just as its creator's latest, Godzilla, hits the big screen, a first proper look at where Gareth Edwards' Monsters go next with the teaser trailer for Monsters: Dark Continent arriving online.



Set ten years after Monsters, the Edwards exec-produced "continuation" heads east, where a new strain of alien sand bugs have taken up icky residence. Combat troops Noah (Johnny Harris), Frankie (Joe Dempsie) and Michael (Sam Keeley) are in on the bug hunt across Arabian deserts and into the maws of death.

With a whole mess of years elapsed since that NASA probe crash-landed in Latin America, the aliens have adapted efficiently to their new environment. Environments, actually. There are now infected zones dotted across the globe and the idea of harmonious co-existence, touched on in the first film, has clearly long since been jettisoned in favour of the Starship Troopers approach to extra-terrestrial management.

Reads the synopsis: "Two soldiers embark on a life-altering mission through the dark heart of monster territory in the deserts. By the time they reach their goal, they will have been forced to confront the fear that fighting the monsters is just the beginning of their war."

Monsters: Dark Continent is the debut feature of Tom Green. “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,” he explains of the film's setting. "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."

It gets a UK release on September 26. Head to this early clip for a closer look.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Podcast 111: Viggo Mortensen, Hossein Amini, Gareth Edwards
Shock and roar
New International Poster for Edinburgh Film Festival Opener Hyena
Here's an animalistic one-sheet for the crime thriller

Your Comments

RE: First Trailer For Monsters: Dark Continent
Well this doesn't look promising, and what is with the music - to think people moan about the Inception brrms in trailers. More

Posted by rich at 14:04 on 17 May 2014 | Report This Post

RE: Am I alone?
L: waltham1979 But I thought Monsters was a steaming pile of poop... t was just dull. And to paraphrase Dr. Malcolm... "There are actually monsters in your monster movie right?" With probably a bigger budget I'm guessing the sequel will have more going on than a couple of giant squids shagging at a gas station, but I'm not expecting much. Also, what the hell was that rap in the trailer? More

Posted by fuzzy at 12:01 on 17 May 2014 | Report This Post

Meh
I'll probably end up watching this but looks like this has nothing of which I loved about Monsters.. More

Posted by Chronicle at 13:05 on 16 May 2014 | Report This Post

Am I alone?
But I thought Monsters was a steaming pile of poop... More

Posted by waltham1979 at 12:32 on 16 May 2014 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Michel Gondry Talks Mood Indigo
Gondry on Bjork, erections and Mark Ruffalo in his pants

Everything You Need To Know About The Dragonriders Of Pern
The lowdown on Warner Bros. new fantasy sci-fi

A Pocket Guide To Game Of Thrones’ New Cast Members
Know your Doran Martell from your Nym Sand

Empire's The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Covers Are Here
Bard The Bowman or Smaug The Magnificent?

Directors Special: Peter Hyams Goes Film-By-Film
The veteran director on Timecop, Outland, 2010, Enemies Closer and more

The 10 Biggest Stories Of Comic-Con 2014
The shocks to emerge from this year's geek-fest. Avengers! Max! Mann!

Models Inc.: The Inside Story Of Sideshow Collectibles
How the likes of Batman, Superman and Luke Skywalker become collectible figures

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time Subscribers' Cover

Subscribe today and get the cover and 3 issues for only £10!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)