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The modest indie Monsters, which followed two people as they sought to return to the US, traveling through zones south of the border that are “infected” by giant creatures. The film became a great calling card for director Gareth Edwards, who is now making Godzilla, and also created a playground in which a sequel could grow.

Now we’ve got the first look at that sequel, Monsters: Dark Continent. The film was shot mostly in Jordan, and shows the infected Middle East. First time feature director Tom Green (Misfits) is at the helm, with Johnny Harris (Welcome To The Punch), Sam Keeley (What Richard Did) and Joe Dempsie (Game Of Thrones) in the cast.

Check out the video below.

There’s not a lot to it, but the judicious use of dirt and smoke adds a good atmosphere, and I’m definitely interested to see what those soldiers were looking at.

Empire has the video. Green told the outlet,

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. 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…

Look for Monsters: Dark Continent in 2014.

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