Must Watch: Early Promo Trailer for The Descent 2
This has been in development for quite a while, but this is our very first look at any footage from The Descent 2, the sequel to Neil Marshall's claustrophobic thriller from 2006. This promo trailer comes from the horror gurus at Bloody Disgusting although we're a bit upset that it's not the right aspect ratio. If I can be the first to say, this doesn't look bad at all. Okay, maybe it won't be as incredible as the first Descent, but it still looks as crazy and as scary as the first one. And for those of you skeptical about the story and asking why Sarah would want to go back down into the cave, well, check this out, it seems very plausible to me.
I think this could be another sleeper hit if Lionsgate figures out how to handle it correctly. It certainly does not look to cheesy and, dare I say, it doesn't look like an "unnecessary" sequel, like most people believe. From this trailer, it really seems to fit right in with the storyline from the original. What do you think?
Watch the promo trailer for The Descent 2:
Distraught, confused and half-wild with fear, Sarah Carter 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 blood - Sarah is forced back to the subterranean depths to help locate her five missing friends. 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.
The Descent 2 is directed by Jon Harris, who is making his directorial debut after working for over 10 years as an editor. The screenplay was co-written by newcomer James McCarthy and James Watkins, who also wrote and directed Eden Lake. The Descent 2 doesn't have a US distributor yet, although we might as well expect that Lionsgate, who distributed the original Descent, will release this sometime in 2009 as well.