When the little indie with big budget effects called ‘Monsters’ hit the scene, it put writer/director Gareth Edwards on the map. Thanks to that project, he landed the gig on the new ‘Godzilla’  film starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, and Bryan Cranston. But the filmmaker’s first feature film left some room for a continuation of the story. Now, he’s returning to that world that he created as an executive producer for ‘Monsters: Dark Continent’.

Directed by ‘Misfits’ regular Tom Green, ‘Monsters: Dark Continent’ stars Johnny Harris (‘Snow White and the Huntsman’), Sam Keeley (‘What Richard Did’), and Joe Dempsie (‘Skins’, ‘Game Of Thrones’). The film will show what’s going on in another Infected Zone, which will be in the US-controlled Middle East. Empire has an exclusive teaser trailer for the movie and you can watch it below:

Green also spoke to the publication about what drew his to the project and what we can expect from the upcoming sequel:

“As soon as I watched ‘Monsters’ I completely identified with the idea of using real locations as a foundation on which to build a world of limitless scale. From my first visit to the location shown here, in Jordan, it was somewhere I felt was key to making ‘Dark Continent’ work. The moonscape-like environment was the perfect basis for an ‘alien’ landscape. The quarry trucks you see here became ‘buggies’ to transport the remains of firebombed monster herds to be incinerated, with all the leading characters emerging from the dust to witness the scale of the death toll for the first time — and for one character maybe too many times…”

Are you excited for ‘Monsters: Dark Continent’? Do you think that Tom Green will do a good job with continuing Gareth Edwards’ story? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

‘Monsters: Dark Continent’ doesn’t have an official release date yet, but it’s scheduled to hit theaters in 2014.