It’s not a lot more information, but I have to admit I’m fascinated by the idea of a sequel for The Descent, especially when there’s absolutely no need to have one.
We updated you a few days ago with the word that both Shauna McDonald and Natalie Mendoza would be returning to the underground caves, and this morning The Hollywood Reporter confirmed those additions along with Gavan O’Herlihy (Death Wish 3), Joshua Dallas (80 Minutes), Anna Skellern, Douglas Hodge (Vanity Fair) and Krysten Cummings. We’ve also learned that Axelle Carolyn (Doomsday, “I Love You”) has nabbed a small role in the sequel as well!
The sequel will find Sarah (MacDonald) fighting her way back into the cave system she lived through in the first film in a bid to rescue those who remained. Funny, though; I thought it was pretty damn clear no one survived those caves. Obviously this means their jumping-off point is the “American” ending, which only showed Sarah get out of the cave system, and not that it was all in her head.
The Descent 2 will be the feature directing debut of Descent editor Jon Harris, working from a script by My Little Eye writer James Watkins. Cameras will be rolling soon with a six-week London shoot scheduled. We will, of course, feed you more as soon as we hear it!
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