Here's the lowdown: Monsters 2 will be directed by emerging hotshots Brent Bonacorso and Jesse Atlas with original director Gareth Edwards serving as executive producer alongside actor Scoot McNairy and Vertigo’s Rupert Preston. Vertigo’s Allan Niblo and James Richardson have also brought in Ben Pugh and Rory Aitken from Between the Eyes as producers.
This story will continue by introducing a teacher living in a protected walled city, who has to go into the infected zone to find his long-lost brother, a former military man who is now a Col. Kurtz-esque figure. Niblo promises “lots more creatures” than the original.
No cast is attached yet, but Niblo confirms there is “quite a lot of interest.”
Vertigo told Screen that the project could shoot (for six weeks) in Argentina or the Dominican Republic.
Niblo assures fans that the sequel won’t betray the spirit of the original: “We wouldn’t have done it if we didn’t find the right talent [in the two new directors]. Gareth loves their vision. People want to see more of this world.”