I’ll use a couple of interviews from the same outlet to illustrate this story. First of all, an interview from last August, in which Gareth Edwards tells Dread Central that his low-budget movie Monsters might get a spin-off TV show:
“I just don’t know if Monsters in the future would involve me or not, but I do think there have been discussions about looking into a television series based on what we created with Monsters. I know I’d like to try something different for my next project and then maybe see what happens from there”
And now, he’s had another chat with them and, without referring to what was said before, painted a different picture:
“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.
“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.”
It seems that Vertigo won’t wait for Edwards to complete Godzilla, and maybe his “post-human” story with producer Timur Bekmambetov before miling their Monster cow another time.
Note that for a moment there, Edwards was keeping the nature of this “Monsters-related project” pretty vague, and then he went on and specifically referred to a sequel movie. Nothing conclusive, of course, because he was simply illustrating a point, but it does seem like some kind of Monsters 2 won’t be too far away.
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