Credit: Ian Somerhalder on Instagram Photo: Ian Somerhalder Does His Own Makeup Behind the Scenes of The Anamoly

Fans of Ian Somerhalder will be pleased to know that the handsome actor from The Vampire Diaries is currently shooting The Anomaly in London, a sci-fi/action thriller that reportedly explores the issue of global terrorism. The film is directed by actor Noel Clarke (Dr. Who, Star Trek: Into Darkness).

Ian plays an ex-soldier who wakes up in the back of a van with a kidnapped boy and discovers he has less than 10 minutes of consciousness left to figure out exactly where he is, what he’s doing there, and how he’s going to get out of it.

Whether or not escaping overseas was a way for Ian to leave the heartbreak of his split with Nina Dobrev behind for the summer, it sounds like he’s has been having a blast on hiatus from his hit show, as he recently tweeted a playful message to his Director and co-star Alexis Knapp (Pitch Perfect):

Luke Hemsworth (older brother of stars Chris and Liam), Brian Cox, and the Director himself are also in the cast. You can find more clues about the film’s plot on The Anomaly’s Twitter feed and Facebook page. Here’s hoping more details unfold soon!

What are you more excited for: Ian’s new film The Anomaly? Or Damon’s return on The Vampire Diaries this fall?