(Hristo Shopov as Digger)
ORIGINAL TITLE: Dark Descent (TV).
DIRECTED BY: Wilfred Schmidt.
MAIN CAST: Dean Cain, Scott Wiper, Maxim Gentchev, Hristo Shopov, Biliana Petrinska, Julian Vergov, Ivaylo Dimchev, Valentin Ganev, Plamen Manassiev and Art Mendelson.
PRODUCED BY: Jeffery Beach and Phillip J. Roth.
WRITTEN BY: Wilfred Schmidt.
ORIGINAL MUSIC BY: Richard McHugh.
RUNTIME: 96 minutes.
GENRE: Adventure | Action.
An industrial complex has been built underwater at a considerable depth in the Marianas Trench, where miners work. TransGlobal, the organization which owns the complex, wants to increase productivity, and to avoid the disruptions caused by long periods under water, provides the miners with a drug called Xyloban.
When an accident in a drainage chamber kills many workers, Murdock, the safety chief, wants to find out what happened.
Murdock soon realizes the evidence does not point to an accident.
However, it isn’t an isolated problem: over the past few days a large number of workers have commited suicide; and Vladimir, a former worker sent to prison by Murdock, who has unresolved business with him is about to return to the base. Vlad’s arrival is eagerly awaited by Digger (Hristo Shopov), who leads a number of miners that rise up against the base security staff.
The environment is very claustrophobic, the workers are starting to get impatient and worry about their safety.
As the hours pass, Murdock will find himself in the midst of a fight between the miners and the corporation.
The fight to save lives and to reveal the truth shall be fought by the protoganists thousands of feet under water.* NOTE: Also known as Descent into Darkness (USA).