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

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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.

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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

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

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