Trivia / Dog Soldiers

  • California Doubling: Despite being set in Scotland, the movie was filmed in Luxembourg. Neil Marshall would later film on location for his film Centurion.
  • 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 HG 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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