Cannes 2011: Monsters sequel on the way

Monsters , the micro-budget breakout that wowed the industry with its intimate story and home-computer rendered CGI, has been tapped for a sequel.

The film will follow a ‘Heart of Darkness’ tale of two brothers trying to find each other in a walled city.

Commercial Directors Brent Bonacorso and Jesse Atlas will direct, with producer Allan Niblo promising to ‘keep the quality and intelligence of the first film and make it much more of a genre pic.’

He added ” Monsters 2 will expand the world created in the original whilst upping the action ante.”

The sequel is expected to introduce a wider variety of aliens than seen in the original.

Gareth Edwards, the Brit-director responsible for the original will serve as executive producer, along with lead actor Scoot McNairy.

With a budget under $5 million, the pic is expected to shoot in September in South America.

Gareth Edwards will next be directing a big-budget Godzilla reboot.

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