In today’s contentious political climate, there is still one thing that we can all agree on… Sharks are awesome and we want to see more of them on the big screen. Thanks to the success of a couple of recent shark tales The Shallows (2016) and 47 Meters Down (2017), it has become financially beneficial to wade into the water once again. Fans of the sea’s serial killers (and fans of LL Cool J, like myself) have been waiting for a sequel to Deep Blue Sea since the film’s 1999 release. There were rumblings earlier this year of plans to give us just that, and we learned that production had started this summer. Now, we have learned that the film will be released in 2018 and, better yet, the film has been given an “R” rating for “creature violence and gore” and, most likely, for being awesome.
According to Bloody Disgusting, Deep Blue Sea 2 will be premiering on Syfy sometime in 2018. We will then be given the full-carnage version of the film on a DVD/Blu-Ray release soon after that. The film stars Danielle Savre (Boogeyman 2) as shark conservationist Dr. Misty Calhoun; Rob Mayes (John Dies at the End) as the highly decorated ex-Navy SEAL Trent Slater; and Michael Beach (The 100) as Carl Durant, a billionaire with questionable ethics. According to Syfy:
The plot kicks off with shark conservationist Dr. Misty Calhoun (Savre) invited to consult on a top-secret project run by pharmaceutical billionaire Carl Durant (Beach). Calhoun is shocked to learn that the company is using the unpredictable and highly aggressive bull sharks as its test subjects. You can probably guess where this goes next, and Warner Bros. teases some “personality” from the sharks that’ll be menacing these hapless humans.
So, get your short shorts pressed and your nonchalance toward animal scientific testing ready, because it’s time to get in the water with Deep Blue Sea 2! We will update the story as more information becomes available, so keep your eyes locked onto Nightmare on Film Street. In the mean time, join our Official Facebook Group and check out Jon and Kim’s Drive Home From the Drive-In episode about 47 Meters Down HERE.