Lions Gate Digs Into "The Descent"

Neil Marshall, director of the resoundingly popular cult flick "Dog Soldiers," has struck a deal with Lions Gate to distribute his next movie in North America, says Variety. Written and directed by Mr. Marshall, "The Descent" is a horror movie that centers on "six young women on a caving adventure who are trapped underground and find themselves hunted by a race of humanoid predators."

The cast includes Shauna Macdonald ("Niceland"), Nora-Jane Noone ("The Magdalene Sisters"), Natalie Mendoza ("Code 46"), and Alex Reid ("Last Orders").

"As he did with 'Dog Soldiers,' Neil knows how to deliver the scares," says LG exec Peter Block. And while the movie might be pretty darn good, Lions Gate might want to hold off on that release date for a while; the similarly-themed fright flick "The Cave" is already scheduled to hit theaters at the end of the summer.

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Prosper761

Brian Bara

[b]"The Descent" Novel[/b]
If this film is based on a novel of the same name that I read last year, it should be pretty interesting. In the novel, the subterranean race has been enslaving humans for centuries and an all-out war erupts when thier existence is discovered. Of course, it could end up being just another lame monster movie, like "The Cave" looks like it's going to be.

Jun 24 - 05:34 PM

Scott Weinberg

Scott Weinberg

As far as I know, this movie has no connection to Jeff Long's "Descent" novel. I could be wrong, though. Happens all the time. ;)

Jun 26 - 05:00 PM

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Betsy Roll

Sounds a bit like part of a book I read once. It was called "The Time Machine," by often stomped on author HG Wells. It seems like it might be better than "The Cave" though.

Jun 25 - 04:58 PM

Scott Weinberg

Scott Weinberg

As far as I know, this movie has no connection to Jeff Long's "Descent" novel. I could be wrong, though. Happens all the time. ;)

Jun 26 - 05:00 PM

Joseph Barale

Joseph Barale

Well, Neil Marshall is the master. so, The Descent might be good.

Jun 28 - 05:22 AM

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