When I say "that sequel to The Descent is still going to happen," you first reaction might be an audible groan and an eye-roll. (Or perhaps you just don't care.) But there's some promising news on the horizon regarding the "babes in a cave" follow-up: No, Neil Marshall won't be returning to direct the sequel -- but he will be on board as a writer / producer. Plus he's just given a big stamp of approval on the director for The Descent 2.

According to Fangoria, film editor Jon Harris will make his directorial debut on the slimy spelunking sequel. Here's what the director of Dog Soldiers (and the impending Doomsday) told Fango: "I will not be directing The Descent 2 ... But I will be overseeing every aspect of the production. There's nothing to oversee yet, though, as the script is currently being written. My Descent editor Jon Harris will make his feature directing debut with the sequel, and I can't think of a better man for the job."

So far so good, right? Best of luck to Mr. Harris on the promotion. He's got a tough act to follow with this sequel. (In addition to The Descent, Harris cut films such as Snatch, Layer Cake, Ripley's Game and Stardust.)

[ Thanks to DreadCentral.com for the tip. ]
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