I was re-watching my DVD of the most excellent british horror movie 'Dog Soldiers' this evening, and thinking it was about time a sequel appeared on the horizon. Did a quick search on the net, and turned up a few pages which suggest that a sequel, probably entitled 'Dog Soldiers 2 : Fresh Meat', is on the way. Kevin McKidd and Sean Pertwee are both unconfirmed but their names are mentioned in connection with the project. No other details as yet. Without giving too much away, I'm probably not the only fan of the original movie eager to see what capacity Pertwee returns in .... --- 'Dog Soldiers', along with the canadian 'Ginger Snaps' probably represent the best werewolf movies made in recent years (and in my opinion : ever). 'Ginger Snaps', of course, seems to have mostly been based on Suzi McKee Charnas' short story "Boobs". I would tend to argue that while 'Ginger Snaps' is truly a movie devoted to themes of transformation and change (with lycanthropy equating to the stormy passage of the female lead characters through puberty), 'Dogs Soldiers' isn't at it's core a film where the werewolf takes centre stage. As the director says on the DVD commentary, its really a movie about soldiers that has werewolves in it, rather than a werewolf movie that has soldiers in it. Slight distinction, which doesn't take away from the fact that this is at it's core a horror movie for horror movie fans. Breaking it down more analytically you could say that it moves from also soap-opera beginnings (bit like 'Soldier, Soldier') into becoming a chase movie and then into, finally, a siege movie. The camradery and esprit de corps of the squaddies on-screen is the main focus and drive as events unfold, and it's this bedrock that makes the viewer actually care for the characters and fear the werewolf threat ... as opposed to most horror movies, where the protagonists drift around only serving as eye candy and cannon fodder. Oh yeah, and the best on-screen werewolves ever. CGI be damned. Can't wait for the next one.