Monster Problems is a coming-of-age tale about a young man (Dylan O’Brien) living in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by flesh-eating fauna and massive monsters, who must trek through this dangerous world in search of a girl (Game of Thrones‘ Jessica Henwick). The cast also includes veteran Michael Rooker and child actor Arianna Greenblatt, along with Australians Melanie Zanetti, Amali Golden, Donnie Baxter, Tonia Renee Hammerich, Thomas Campbell, Arthur Costa, Senie Priti, Keiichi Enomoto and Pacharo Mzembe in supporting roles.
Today, though, it has been announced that Dan Ewing will play a character named Cap, described as a perfect human specimen, a cross between ‘Thor and Bear Grylls, with a dash of Southern charm.’
No stranger to shooting in Queensland, Dan Ewing starred in Red Billabong, Occupation and its yet to be released sequel, and this bit of good news should bode well for the charismatic actor’s career.
Monster Problems is being directed by South African Michael Matthews, whose stylish neo-Western Five Fingers for Marseilles played festivals worldwide and created the sort of buzz that gets you a gig directing a blockbuster these days. The screenplay is by Brian Duffield (Insurgent) and Matthew Robinson (The Invention of Lying, upcoming Dora and the Lost City of Gold, also shot in QLD).