Just last week it was announced that ‘Misfits’ director, Tom Green would be helming the sequel to the 2010 indie hit ‘Monsters.’ Now we have the official synopsis for the movie.

Although Gareth Edwards, who wrote and directed the first film, won’t be returning for the sequel (except in an executive producer’s position), the film seems to still carry his stamp as can be read from the synopsis. The screenplay was written by Jay Basu and will take place 7 years after the events from ‘Monsters’ with the return to the place where it all began: The Infected Zone.

Thanks to Shock Til You Drop, here’s the official synopsis for ‘Monsters: The Dark Continent:’

Seven years on from the events of Monsters, and the “Infected Zones” have spread worldwide. Humans have been knocked off the top of the food chain, with disparate communities struggling for survival. American soldiers are being sent abroad to protect US interests from the Monsters, but the war is far from being won.

Noah, a haunted soldier with several tours under his belt, is sent on a mission: an American soldier has gone rogue deep in the Infected Zone, and Noah must reach him and take him out. But when Noah’s unit and transport are destroyed, he finds himself with only a young and inexperienced cadet for company – the brother of the man Noah has been sent to kill.

The two soldiers must go on a life-altering journey through the dark heart of monster territory, accompanied by a young local woman to guide them. By the time the three of them reach their goal, they will have been forced to confront the fear that the true monsters on the planet may not be alien after all.

‘Monsters: The Dark Continent’ should be released sometime next year. If you haven’t seen the first movie and are looking for a good sci-fi thriller, check it out and you’ll see why this sequel is getting quite the buzz in the industry.