Celador, Pathe Gear Up for Second Descent


U.K. indie production company Celador Films is reuniting with French-owned and U.K.-based Pathe on a sequel to low-budget box office hit The Descent, says The Hollywood Reporter.

The Neil Marshall horror flick earned $57 million at the box office, a sizable return on the original investment on a movie budgeted at less than $10 million.

Produced by Marshall and Christian Colson, The Descent 2 marks the directorial debut for its predecessor’s editor, Jon Harris.

Based on a script by James Watkins (My Little Eye), the $10 million sequel will shoot more than eight weeks on location in Scotland and at London’s Ealing Studios.

The stars of the original film, Shauna MacDonald and Natalie Mendoza, will reprise their roles, alongside Gavan O’Herlihy, Joshua Dallas, Anna Skellern, Douglas Hodge and Krysten Cummings.

The script sees the survivor forced back into the system of caves she battled her way out of in the first film, in a bid to locate the rest of her group.