Exclusive: Full Cast Back For Descent 2
But how, you ask. But HOW?!
WARNING: Spoilers follow for those who haven't seen The Descent.
The sequel to The Descent has caused us much confusion since its impending existence was declared. When it was announced that the movie is in production, it was stated that Shauna MacDonald and Natalie Mendoza would return for the follow-up to Neil Marshall's brilliant horror hit, even though it was strongly suggested that neither would again see daylight at the end of the first film (if you watched the original cut, not the American edit). Want to be further confused? All the girls from the first movie are reprising their roles. So, as well as Macdonald and Mendoza, that would be MyAnna Buring (Sam), Alex Reid (Beth), Saskia Mulder (Rebecca) and Nora-Jane Noone (Holly).
"We're all back, all the girls have made an appearance" we were told by Buring. "I don't know if I'm supposed to tell you this, but we'll all appear in flashbacks. We had that video camera in the first film, remember, so [it's footage from that]. It was last week that we all rocked up on set in Ealing Studios and they'd mocked up these sets that looked like where we'd shot in the first film...so I went back to being Sam for a day".
Buring also cleared up for us just how this movie follows on from the first. She didn't reveal the full plot, but would say, "Yes, we do pick up from the American ending [where Sarah survives]. So Sarah is very much back and we see her going back and her journey again. I have to say, I think it looks awesome. Jon Harris, who's directing is doing an amazing job."
The Descent 2 is a sequel that still gives us pause, since it would seem to betray the ambiguity of the original, which was one of its strongest points, but fingers crossed that it could surprise us all.