Gareth Edwards’ 2010 indie sci-fi movie, Monsters is being made by Vertigo Films for Channel 4 and the man behind 2014’s Godzilla and Star Wars: Rogue One is “likely to be involved behind the scenes with his full involvement determined when the project has been fully greenlit.”
As a British-set TV show, the project has an interesting decision to make: Does it tell the British point of view or does it act as a sequel to Monsters and Monsters: Dark Continent? Personally, I think the former option is the more interesting direction.
If you haven’t seen both Monsters movies, tonally the original is a work of genius and while I put off watching the sequel for several years, it’s really rather good.
Gunpowder writer Ronan Bennett will act as showrunner while British writing partners, Daniel Fajemisin-Duncan and Marlon Smith, aka Those Guys Ltd. – who brought us Run and have just sold their sci-fi movie Red Star to Warner Bros – are on script duties.
The project is still seeking a major U.S. partner, but it’s understood that a deal similar to the one which saw Channel 4’s The End of the Fucking World being picked up by Netflix is in the pipeline.
Monsters won’t be crawling out from under your bed until at least 2019.