Trivia / Dog Soldiers

  • California Doubling: Set in Scotland, filmed in Luxembourg.
  • Development Hell: The sequel seems to be stuck here. It's been over a decade since the announcement of Dog Soldiers: Fresh Meat, and though a trailer for Dog Soldiers: Red was revealed in 2011, very little is known about the status of the production.
  • Enforced Method Acting: Sean Pertwee was actually drunk for the scene where Cooper and Megan stitch up his wounds.
  • Fake Brit: The British Captain Ryan is played by the Irish Liam Cunningham.
  • Name's the Same: Sgt. Harry G Wells is named after H. G. Wells, one of Neil Marshall's favourite authors.
  • Throw It In: During the scene where the delirious Sarge demands that Cooper knock him out, Kevin [McKidd] accidentally punched Sean Pertwee. The pause where McKidd checks on Pertwee after feeling the punch connect was left in the film.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Jason Statham was originally cast as Cooper, but dropped out of the production to do The Transporter instead. In addition, a sequel was planned, Fresh Meat, seeing Cooper encountering the American team his section was to have exercises with, as more werewolves emerge.
    • Simon Pegg was offered a role but turned it down to save his first horror film for Shaun of the Dead.
    • Spoon's death was originally shown on screen, where he would be ripped in half by a wolf. It was given a Gory Discretion Shot because Neil Marshall didn't think audiences could handle such a graphic death for a beloved character.
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