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Old 08-30-07, 08:56 AM
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"The De2ent" -- aka "The Descent 2"

According to Slashfilm, a sequel to The Descent is on the way.

The sequel will be directed by Neil Marshall's editor from the first film, Jon Harris, and will be called The De2ent.

I like the first one, it wasn't as derivative as other horror films but I'm not sure how they would make a sequel without retreading on the same themes and tones as the first film. Similar to The Hills Have Eyes remake; it was great, but the sequel, I hear, is not. And the title, The De2ent is terrible. So many sequels now have to work the number of the film into the title "Seven"-style, and it has gotten way beyond the point of ridiculous. I hope they at least have the good sense to change the title.
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Old 08-30-07, 09:01 AM
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The title is pretty idioteque, but the first movie really caught me by suprise. A little slow in the beginning, but besides that it was good all around.
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Old 08-30-07, 09:55 AM
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I think a sequel wouldn't work as well for me because a large part of my enjoyment of the first film was the fact I was completely unspoiled as to what the threat was. From a story point of view they have a few options, though.
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A rescue attempt, maybe, or the creatures could come to the surface and begin preying on campers or something.


And that title is awful. It doesn't even make sense, as I read it as 'Detent'. At least with Se7en, the number was also the title, so my brain overlooked its phonetic failings. And 2 Fast 2 Furious was simply replacing 'too' with 'two'.
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I loved the first, this title is dumb and I don't really see a sequel working on anywhere near the same level...
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maybe ts going to follow the book?

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Old 08-30-07, 11:44 AM
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I l0v3 th3 t1tle! Num8er5 R Aw35om3!
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Old 08-30-07, 11:51 AM
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That first title is really lame.
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Old 08-30-07, 11:53 AM
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that is the fucking lamest title since

G0n5 W1t4 the W1nd 2: More Goner
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Old 08-30-07, 12:56 PM
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Can't wait for "The Desc3nt"
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If Neil Marshall isn't directing..... Fuggehabout it
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Old 08-30-07, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Shilex
I l0v3 th3 t1tle! Num8er5 R Aw35om3!
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Old 08-30-07, 01:28 PM
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I loved the first movie. Stupid name for the second one though.
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Old 08-30-07, 01:58 PM
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De2ent? That doesn't make any fucking sense.
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Old 08-30-07, 02:13 PM
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It looks like an S if you have beer goggles on. Should be De2cent.
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Old 08-30-07, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by UncleGramps
De2ent? That doesn't make any fucking sense.
you know... detwoent... works for me... (not)
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Could've been called dE- II.

OK, so... How are they going to make a movie about a woman who's crazy and ends up trapped underground? Does she finaly get rescued and then go nuts again?

This is like making a sequel for the Sixth Sense were Bruce Willis has now become a hard-boiled cop in the Philly police force. Does. Not. Compute.
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it should be a prequel IMO
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The De-two-ent? Even worse than Se7en, which my brain always read as "Se-seven-en."
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Will it be a sequel to the original U.K. ending?
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In which no one got out alive


Or will it be a sequel to the truncated U.S. ending?
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One gets out but apparently is now crazy


Or will it not have any of the human characters from the first one and be a new set of characters going into the cave?
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Originally Posted by Giles
it should be a prequel IMO
Agreed. If they did a story that took place in the late 1800's/early 1900's and made it about early spelunkers, I'd be down. I can only see a sequel being a bad idea, descending into monster-of-the-week status and being barely enjoyable. Guess I'll wait until they have a synopsis before we can say for sure.
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What good prequels are there? It seems like a lot of them suck.
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Originally Posted by dhmac
Will it be a sequel to the original U.K. ending?
Spoiler:
In which no one got out alive


Or will it be a sequel to the truncated U.S. ending?
Spoiler:
One gets out but apparently is now crazy


Or will it not have any of the human characters from the first one and be a new set of characters going into the cave?
Wait I just bought this movie and saw it a few days ago. Its the unrated and Im in the USA, I saw the ending where She gets out but its like a dream where she really didnt get out but fell into a cave with no way out... is this the UK ending?
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Old 08-30-07, 05:52 PM
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will the sequel continue to include:

1) highly evolved underground creatures that can't detect humans who are inches away?

2) scenes where experienced people make idiotic mistakes like running ahead into a dark tunnel?

3) scenes where a character is loudly killing creatures all around and then a friend who decides to quietly walk up behind her?
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Old 08-30-07, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Yavin
According to Slashfilm, a sequel to The Descent is on the way.

The sequel will be directed by Neil Marshall's editor from the first film, Jon Harris, and will be called The De2ent.

I like the first one, it wasn't as derivative as other horror films but I'm not sure how they would make a sequel without retreading on the same themes and tones as the first film.

I'm sorry but I have to totally disagree with that. As I've said in the past, "The Descent" was good, but there was A LOT of "cheap scare 101" nonsense and the story wasn't that original even with the "twist" ending. That said, I'd check out a sequel just to see where things go.
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It should be called Descent 2: The Ascent.
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