MONSTERS sequel in the works without Gareth Edwards?

James Wallace

by: James Wallace
February 8th, 2011

If you've seen MONSTERS, then you know the genius behind the uber-low-budget indie sci-fi flick was surely writer/director Gareth Edwards. So, it's somewhat saddening to hear that Vertigo Films - the production company who owns the rights to the film - may move forward on a sequel without Edwards.

In speaking to Dread Central, the director revealed

"Vertigo owns the rights to MONSTERS, and I know they’re keen to move forward with another MONSTERS-related project very soon. I’m not sure how involved I can be right now, and I don’t think my next film really should be a sequel just yet. I’d like to do something else first, but I would definitely be open to returning at some point."

He added:

"But I do think whoever Vertigo ends up hiring will do a great job because they really know what they’re doing there. For me, if they hire someone to direct another MONSTERS movie, the last thing they need is for me to be hanging around, telling people how the movie should be. Whoever comes in should definitely be given free rein to put their own spin on this world, and I know they’ll get the right person,”

Alas, Edwards sounds optimistic either way, both for the future of his cinematic creature in someone else's hands and possibly his own again at some point down the road. But why wouldn't he? He's got a beast of a next project. Instead of a sequel to MONSTERS, Edwards is moving on to greener skin but still staying within the monster movie genre furthering his breathing of fire into it, as the man responsible for washing out the bad taste recent GODZILLA films have left in our mouths (we're looking at you, Roland Emmerich. And Diddy!)

Check out what he had to say about Legendary Pictures' redux after the break!

“It’s really too early to talk a lot about GODZILLA, but I am very confident in Legendary Pictures' belief that we need to make the best film we possibly can,” said Edwards. “This will definitely have a very different feel than the most recent US film, and our biggest concern is making sure we get it right for the fans because we know their concerns. It must be brilliant in every category because I’m a fan as well.”

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  • http://twitter.com/movingreviews Josh Frink

    My first thought is Gareth Edwards IS Monsters. But as long as the sequel is in the universe but not a continuation, I see no problem

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