I haven’t seen Neil Marshall’s “The Descent”, even though I’ve always meant to. I actually have the DVD on my shelf, but everytime I think I should watch it, another, more recent movie always interrupts. Oh well. In any case, from people whose opinion I respect, the first “Descent” was apparently a rollicking bloody good time, and the sequel, minus Marshall behind the camera (he’s apparently “producing”, which could mean he’s there everyday, or never there for a single day), couldn’t possibly be as good, could it?
In any case, Bloody-Disgusting reports that both Shauna MacDonald and Natalie Jackson Mendoza, who plays Sarah and Juno in the original, respectively, will be returning for the sequel.
Picking up from where the last movie left off, Sarah (Shauna Macdonald) escapes the cave and seeks refuge at a local gas station, where she collapses and is rushed to a local hospital. Not being able to speak because of the horrific events that have mentally scarred her, a search and rescue team take Sarah back to where the horrible events happened to find any possible answers and survivors. However, whilst down in the cave…things don’t go to plan as the group fight for their lives against the crawlers and find an unexpected survivor from the last film.
Good? Bad? You decide.
The Hollywood Reporter adds Gavan O’Herlihy, Joshua Dallas, Anna Skellern, Douglas Hodge and Krysten Cummings to the cast. The script is by James Watkins and the budget is $10 million.