Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer
The Farewell To Middle-earth Issue
The 2014 Christmas Gift Guide
Get 12 Issues For Only £25 Today
The perfect gift this Christmas
Farewell To Middle-earth
Full details of our Peter Jackson-edited issue
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
The Teaser Trailer For Star Wars: The Force Awakens Arrives
Time to wake up...
The First Full Trailer For Shaun The Sheep The Movie
Shaun: Sheep In The City
Podcast #139: Hugh Bonneville, The Horrible Bosses Boys
(That's Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis, by the way)
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
07 November 2014
New Promo Trailer For Iron Sky: The Coming Race
Timo Vuorensola takes us into the Hollow Earth
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Monsters: Dark Continent
27 February 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Monsters: Dark Continent (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Monsters: Dark Continent (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Last Days On Mars (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Welcome To The Punch (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Huge (2011)
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

SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS

6 issues for £20 plus free Gourmet Society Membership worth £69.95!
Get 6 months of Empire for just £20 and not only receive the world's greatest movie magazine and exclusive subscriber covers but you'll also receive up to 50% off restaurants nationwide and more with a free Gourmet Society Membership worth £64.99!Click here to find the perfect offer for you


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
12 Must-Pause Moments From The Star Wars Force Awakens Teaser Trailer
What you may have missed, the 17th time around...

Watch Now: The Teaser Trailer For Star Wars: The Force Awakens Arrives
Your first glimpse of JJ Abrams' tour de Force

Director Paul King On Paddington, The BBFC And The Possibilty Of A Sequel
Exclusive: Empire sits down with the man behind the year’s nicest surprise

Empire's Jurassic World Trailer Tour
Updated: Director Colin Trevorrow guides us through the first trailer

Vote Now: The Jameson Empire Awards 2015
Tell us your favourite films and stars of the year

The Gift Guide 2014: 50 Must-Have Items This Christmas
Box sets, hardware, clothing, books and stocking fillers to buy

Empire's Hobbit: Battle Of The Five Armies Covers
Five armies. Five covers. The eagles, dwarves, elves, men and orcs prepare for battle in our Peter Jackon guest-edited issue

Subscribe to Empire magazine
6 issues for £20 plus free Gourmet Society Membership worth £69.95!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
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  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)