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.
Reader Feedback - 38 Comments
I'm not too sure about this one. Looks pretty unnecessary to me.
Film Adventurer Paul on Feb 13, 2009
Is it just me or does this look like it was made for the Sci Fi channel movie. It just has that made for tv stink to it. The first Descent was amazing, but of course Hollywood had to come around, change the ending (she dies in the original version), and try and squeeze some more money out of it.
Nick on Feb 13, 2009
*SPOILER ALERT* Wrong, Nick. The ending of the first one is still totally ambiguous. It in no way confirms whether or not Sarah escapes with her life.
Cogsworth on Feb 13, 2009
Also, this is still a film by British directors. It's not a strictly Hollywood sequel.
Cogsworth on Feb 13, 2009
This is releasing on some tv station right? lol.... I miss the first Descent, with that said, im going to watch it again now.....thanks for the unnecessary sequel!
Nikhil Hariharan on Feb 13, 2009
I prefer the European ending because it's more bleak and haunting, but I suppose I can pretend for the length of this movie that it doesn't exist because I still like the idea and creepiness of this premise and want to see more of it.
ebbie on Feb 13, 2009
Zzzz on Feb 13, 2009
Boooo! I wish they would refrain from making sequels to certain movies. I am happy that "Boondock Saints 2" got canned, and same goes for "The Descent". The first one indicated that Sarah died in the end, which was awesome. I like horror movies without the usual ladi dadi happy ending crap, gives me that extra chill. Plus...it makes the most sense, seeing how that cave was fucking crawling with freaks, I mean...come on! This looks lame to me. Just like "SAW" should never had any sequels, this shouldn't either. They're ruining one of the best, scariest and (of course) most claustrophobic horror movies of the last years. Sad.
SuicidalOptimist on Feb 13, 2009
*SPOILER ALERT* Sorry should have done that on the first post. Ok you're right that we don't actually see her die, but clearly the ending sequence of her finding the opening and running to the truck is a dream/fantasy/hallucination in the first movie. It's a play on your typical hollywood ending, and I love how he subverts that in the original. It ends with her in the dark ready to be eaten. So it was Hollywood (Lionsgate) that started reworking the story into a better set up for a sequel. It's a lot easier to justify when you can just start with her running up to the truck, which they show in this trailer. Outside of all that, this just looks like terrible filmmaking.
Nick on Feb 13, 2009
Looks pretty good to me, but the trailer gave a lot away. I kind of wish I didn't watch it.
Farris on Feb 14, 2009
Good a sequel, cuz i want those creeps dead..
malax on Feb 14, 2009
D-9 on Feb 14, 2009
Why would she be willing to go back?
Dan W on Feb 14, 2009
cant wait to see juno nude! i mean, wanna see some girl on girl action, i mean see them fight!
Ray on Feb 14, 2009
Female has traumatic adventure with strange creatures only to be put back with them to experiance it all again? Authority not believing the victim? Wondering around in dark tunnels? Video cameras capturing monsters coming out of the shadows? Hmmmm, anyone remember 'Aliens'? Rehash, rehash...I rest my case!
Tony on Feb 14, 2009
#8 Boondock Saints didn't get canned, it just finished and is in post-production!! Hopefully will be out some time this year!! Go watch Disney or Nickelodeon
Mike on Feb 14, 2009
hmmm...although I dont think the first needed a sequel, this does look like it would fit with the first, although no were near as good.
Derek on Feb 14, 2009
Looks very cheaply shot.
Ryan on Feb 14, 2009
TRAILER- Not BROKEN on Feb 14, 2009
yea!!! lookin good!!
yjtyuj on Feb 14, 2009
Not bad. Why in Valen's name would Sarah go BACK TO THE CAVE? Even if the police asked her she could still say no.
Film-Book dot Com on Feb 14, 2009
It doesn't look terrible... I'm in.
The_Phantom on Feb 14, 2009
hey #2 you must not have watched the first one cause she does not die at all, she wakes up and is still sitting in the cave just looking at nothing, then the movies is over. yeah id never go in there again, but this still looks good, kinda the same as the first one but different, you know? but what the hell still intense and still cool idea. better than what is it at now saw 7 or 8 I cant keep track.
s on Feb 14, 2009
i don't agree with anyone who thinks it has the made for tv look. In fact the first thing i thought after watching the trailer was "thank god, a horror film that looks like it wasnt made for tv"
Al on Feb 14, 2009
I still say this trailer is incomplete. I mean, this is seriously bland compared to the trailer for the first movie. Let's hope we don't end up missing Neill Marshall.
TRAILER- Not BROKEN on Feb 14, 2009
How was the first incredible? Because it was all women? Seriously? Can we get a decent reviewer on this site? Claustrophobic? No other movie was about being stuck in a cave, or underwater, or in some confined area of space? Who cares what the video looks like, whether TV or cinema, it looks like more boring garbage.
wassssssuuuuuupppppppp on Feb 14, 2009
i hope this isnt the final product i liked it when it WAS dark and more claustrophobic
AlexDeLaGhetto on Feb 15, 2009
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Cinemassiv on Feb 17, 2009
😛 i like to think they all died in the first...xD this one looks bad..
Yamika on Feb 17, 2009
when you consider the state of horror movies today...i'm SO glad they're making this, as unecessary as it might be (i'll admit, the first one ended well on it's own). it was a fantastic first that completely evolved horror movies (for me at least). i absolutely loved it. and honestly, everything that hits the theaters now, as far as horror goes, is a heaping pile of shit. absolutely nothing is worth seeing. and THAT makes me sad. so fuck everyone saying this won't be good. it's 10x better than anything else they consider horror/suspense nowadays. descent 2, you can't come soon enough.
dan on Feb 18, 2009
nasty - what a pile of shit! Umm and why has this suddenly moved to Australia? The first one was set in the UK no?
dom on Feb 22, 2009
14, 22 It looks like she has amnesia or something. And when she starts having flashbacks and memories of those things in the cave they tell her it's a result of her being off her meds (remember she was on meds to deal with what happened to her family?). So that's why she is willing to go down there.
emeraldcity on Feb 23, 2009
i think it looks fine. i actually thought the ending of the first one meant that she was going to become one of those things. i just thought the way that she left juno for dead, and the way she's kneeling when the camera pans out, that she was going to stay down there, start eating those things, and eventually become one of them. maybe my imagination just ran wild. anyway, i don't think this looks that bad.
april on Apr 2, 2009
oh my god nooooo....wtf is this? it looks like trash
desiree on Aug 8, 2009
Looks a LOT better than expected! If you think of how crappy a sequel to The Descent *might* have been (e.g. say, another random group of cavers just randomly find the same cave, and do it all over again), this looks like it has some genuine psychological tension to parallel the dangers posed by the creatures. First she is picked up, and no one believes her. Then when it comes to going back in, she's forced to go as a guide. Very similar to Aliens as someone said, but that's not a bad thing - I like the idea. It's a solid and plausible (in movie terms) structure. Looks pretty faithful to the original too.
Magellan on Aug 28, 2009
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