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Upcoming Monster Movies In 2020

Back in January, I made a list of other upcoming movies that were in development. With the announcement of Godzilla vs Kong being pushed back to November 20th, 2020, it had me curious about the other monster movies releasing next year. With the end of 2019 drawing closer now is a good time to update that list and see where these movies are at.

1. Underwater

Back on August 19th, 20th Century Fox dropped a trailer for a deep sea horror movie called Underwater. It stars Kristen Stewart, T.J. Miller, Vincent Cassel, Jessica Henwick, John Gallagher Jr., Mamoudou Athie, and Gunner Wright.

The synopsis for Underwater goes as followed:

"A crew of aquatic researchers work to get to safety after an earthquake devastates their subterranean laboratory. But the crew has more than the ocean seabed to worry about."

When the trailer first released, I was already under the assumption that Underwater was what Dark (a title that was rumored to be the fourth Cloverfield movie under Paramount) turned into. Even the synopsis and the script for Dark is very similar to Underwater, except the location is on an oil rig instead of an underwater research lab and the monster in Dark had an octopus like design whereas the monster in Underwater is like a mermaid/fish man.

There is only one problem with the theory of Dark turning into Underwater, which is Underwater was in production back in 2017 and the synopsis and leaked script for Dark was discovered last year on a website called The Black List. Which means that Dark might be and still can be possible as its own movie. However, it is more than a safe bet that the Cloverfield series is dead after the travesty that was The Cloverfield Paradox. I just can't help seeing the striking similarities between Dark and Underwater. Yet, I could also point out the similarities Underwater has with Alien, which is another title under 20th Century Fox. Just switch the location from a space ship to an underwater laboratory. It's like that meme where one kid asks the other kid if he could copy his homework and the other kid responds with, "Sure, but just change your answers a little bit so they're not the same." and the result is an image of two movies/characters/games/etc. that have such minor differences that they may as well be the same thing. So until I see the movie, it's hard to tell if this is really meant to be Dark or if 20th Century Fox took too much inspiration from Alien that it turned into an Alien movie.

Underwater opens in theaters January 10, 2020.

2. Monster Problems

Monster Problems is a monster movie that is under Paramount Pictures. It is a coming of age story about a young man that tries to learn how to survive a monster apocalypse with the help of an expert hunter. It stars Dylan O'Brien, Michael Rooker, and Jessica Henwick.

There is not much that is known about this movie aside from some set photos that shows Jessica Henwick aiding Dylan O'Brien on how to hunt monsters. The movie was originally expected to be released in early March 2020, but was pushed back to April 17th, 2020. Just like Godzilla vs Kong, there are no pos