Dog Soldiers: Fresh Meat

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In the highland forest, Captain Ryan (Liam Cunningham) and his Special Forces Unit, which includes Sergeant Walker, are spying on the squad of British Soldiers who have been set up as bait for a family of bloodthirsty werewolves. However, the werewolves attack the Special Forces Unit first. Ryan is badly injured and watches helplessly as his men are dragged screaming into the surrounding trees. Walker manages to escape the apparent slaughter, but unknown to him his unit’s distress signal is picked up by a U.S. Command HQ on a nearby Isle.

A small U.S. Unit, led by Sgt Martinez, are immediately sent in to discover what has happened to Ryan’s Unit. They quickly find Ryan’s demolished base camp and the apparent only survivor, Walker; but there are no signs of any dead bodies! What has happened to Ryan and the rest of his men? Now the Unit hear a distant gun-battle. Walker leads Martinez and her men on a race across the moonlit forest to rescue the original British Squad who are trapped in the remote farmhouse. However, a second pack of savage werewolves are in pursuit.

The new pack is in fact the surviving members of Captain Ryan’s SAS team now transformed into werewolves, but they have retained trace memories of their commando training. The new werewolves are faster, deadlier and smarter then the original Highland werewolves. These are true Dog Soldiers – and they are hungry for fresh meat...

Development Hell



It appears that the project is once again in an unknown stage of development. The last report on the film's status was apparently from an interview with producer David E. Allen back in 2014 where he supposedly said that they were still working on a prequel and another sequel, while Fresh Meat would be released sometime in December of 2014. Some artwork was also created in early 2013 by a UK Graphics Designer (shown in the gallery below) that somewhat corroborates that story, however at the moment neither the artwork or story can be confirmed. Either way, until something official is released everything must be considered a rumor and the project is either still being developed or in a very secretive (and lengthy) post-production stage. (5/14/15)

After nearly 10 years and after several failed production starts, Kismet Entertainment Group officially announced on September 12th 2011 that they are not only working on a web series based on the film, but they're also in the early pre-production stages of the sequel. There's currently no word if the subtitle "Fresh Meat" or the original premise will still be used. (9/12/11)

Alternate synopsis: Pvt. Laurence Cooper (survivor of first film) is picked up by a team of American soldiers who are on maneuvers. Cooper's story of werewolves in the woods is met with skepticism until the soldiers return to the now-destroyed farmhouse and discover evidence that something strange indeed went on. They discover a soldier from Capt. Ryan's special ops team (who were mentioned in the first film, but never seen), who explains that his company was also slaughtered by werewolves and have become the werewolves in this film.

In the latest issue of the canadian horror mag Rue-Morgue there's a brief blurb about the film, where Rob Green (The Bunker) is said to be taking over the director's chair. He also had this to say: "Some of the characters actually love being a werewolf because they are so powerful – the ultimate killing machine…it’s a fun spin on the traditional angle that being a werewolf is a curse which damns the person the person no matter what. We also have a very savage she-wolf in the climax who faces against the leader of the pack of Dog Soldiers." He also goes on to say how filming will begin in the fall and that the project was haulted for a while because they wanted to shoot during the "hunter's moon" where the moon appears three times its normal size. (7/04/06)

Deathwatch writer/director Michael J. Bassett is in talks to direct the film, which is slated to begin shooting this Spring. (1/31/05)

Producer David Allen briefly spoke with SciFi about the film, revealing various details. He mentioned the above plot and also added the following: "In the first film, it was a family who were the werewolves. In this one, it's an actual team of werewolves who are true military men. So even though they are now werewolves, they act like a trained military unit." (1/26/05)

Fango posted a detailed storyline courtesy of the American Film Market. Check it below:

"With daybreak comes the next horrifying chapter in the DOG SOLDIERS saga.

In the misty morning, following his night of werewolf horror in the original DOG SOLDIERS, Pvt. Lawrence Cooper surveys the rubble of the Scottish farmhouse, battered and bruised from the battle. He has lost everything he knew to the werewolf family; his fellow soldiers, his father figure sergeant, his faith in women and his disbelief in the supernatural. Cooper and the only other survivor, Sam the dog, begin their long trek toward civilization, satisfied that the werewolf family was killed in the farmhouse explosion.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the forest, the U.S. Special Forces team that was originally sent to participate in a series of war games with Cooper’s team waits impatiently. Col. Benjamin Parker sends two of his men off to see if there is any sign of the British team. They return with Cooper, who tells them an unbelievable tale about the night he and his platoon were besieged by a family of werewolves.

Just as Parker is about to write off Cooper as a mass murderer, a second wounded British soldier is brought into the U.S. camp. He introduces himself as British Special OPS Pvt. Kevin Erickson, lone survivor of the werewolf attack on Sgt. Ryan’s platoon in the original film. Erickson reports the werewolf attack on his platoon to the soldiers. He escaped with a few other soldiers to a cave near a stream. During the night, Erickson watched as one by one his platoon died, only to be resurrected, transformed into werewolves: Dog Soldiers!

Parker has had enough of the werewolf tales, puts both men under arrest and banishes them to a secured tent until they can all be picked up by a rendezvous ship in the morning. When Cooper reveals his photographic evidence from the farmhouse, Parker sends out three of his men to the shattered farmhouse to corroborate Cooper’s story. The U.S. soldiers arrive at the farmhouse…just at moonrise. They are greeted by a bone-chilling howl that shatters the still of the night.

What follows is a night of ultimate horror as the U.S. forces, armed to the teeth with modern warfare technology, are about to take on their greatest foe, savage supernatural beasts who think and act like soldiers. The battle for humanity will be fought on this night…Man vs. Beast…Soldier vs. Dog Soldier!" (11/14/04)

Fango talked with producer David E. Allen about the film, where he revealed a lot of interesting info. Here's what he said: "The new movie begins right at the end of the first film. Cooper is picked up by an American team who, we find out, were the real opponents for the war games for Sgt. Wells’ squad. We discover more werewolves that we didn’t know about from the first movie, who may or may not be part of the family. There’s more action, more gore and there are definitely more werewolves. It’s all out in the woods again, with plenty of guns and blood."

He then adds.. "Our idea with the first film was to make it for the fans. We made a small film about werewolves and treated it right. We didn’t put our tongues in our cheeks. We set out to make a real horror film without the SCREAM-like nudges to other films."

He goes on to discuss more sequels... "We’re definitely thinking in terms of a franchise. We have a third story sitting in the background, and we also have an idea for a prequel that would tell the story of the werewolf family. But don’t look for DOG SOLDIERS IN OUTER SPACE or DOG SOLDIERS IN THE HOOD. We’ll only make these movies as long as we can stay true to the nature of what the werewolves are really all about." (1/19/04)

First Dog Soldiers' writer/director Neil Marshal talked with UK's Hotdog Magazine and revealed that the sequel will begin shooting sometime early '04 for a release in the first quarter of '05. (12/03/03)

Producer David Allen revealed some interesting stuff about the sequel, saying: "All I can tell you is that it picks up right at the end of the first film and we will have some Americans in it. And it is still being made as a theatrical film, we did sell the first film around the world theatrically, but of course, America did not think that America wanted to see another British film. We will have a bigger budget and be shooting in Luxembourg again. We hope to get the studios here interested in showing it theatrically. We hope once we do the sequel to go back and do a prequel as well." (5/20/03)

Originally budgeted at $5.5 million.

Since the werewolves in this film were once members of a military unit, they were going to be more deadly and more coordinated.

This sequel was supposedly going to offer "more action, more gore, and more werewolves."

Neil Marshal (First Dog Soldiers writer/director) won't be returning, but he will be attached with a "story by" and producing credit.

It's said that the film would have had some Americans in the film this time and would have the same elements that the first movie had.

Producer David E. Allen originally intended Dog Soldiers to become a new franchise, with a second and third sequel, as well as a prequel detailing the werewolf family that was seen in the first.

Eric Miller wrote the original script to this sequel.

Production was once set to begin in late August 2003, then moved to Spring of 2005 in Hungary when Michael J. Bassett (Deathwatch) was still attached as director.

The sequel to 2002's Dog Soldiers.