Neil Marshall’s The Descent was one of my favorite horror films of 2005. Celador Films rushed out to produce a sequel, which doesn’t look too promising. Jon Harris, a film editor on Snatch, Stardust and Kick-Ass, who makes his feature directorial debut with The Descent 2. The first production photos have shown up on still photographer Ollie Upton’s website. Check them out after the jump if you’re interested. Thanks to Christopher M for the tip.
Official Plot Synopsis: “Terror mounts and fear runs deeper in the chilling continuation to Neil Marshall’s award-winning and critically acclaimed modern horror classic, The Descent. Distraught, confused and half-wild with fear, Sarah Carter (SHAUNA MACDONALD) emerges alone from the Appalachian cave system where she encountered unspeakable terrors. Unable to plausibly explain to the authorities what happened – or why she’s covered in her friends’ blood – Sarah is forced back to the subterranean depths to help locate her five missing companions. As the rescue party drives deeper into uncharted caverns, nightmarish visions of the recent past begin to haunt Sarah and she starts to realize the full horror and futility of the mission. Subjected to the suspicion and mistrust of the group and confronted once more by the inbred, feral and savagely ruthless Crawlers, Sarah must draw on all her inner reserves of strength and courage in a desperate final struggle for deliverance and redemption.”
The Descent 2 is scheduled to hit theaters in the UK on May 15th 2009. No release date for the United States has been announced.