Posted on Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 by Russ Fischer
The film once called Shark Night 3D is now called The Untitled David R. Ellis 3D Shark Thriller, but at least it has a distributor. Relativity Media has picked up domestic rights to the film, which is in post-production right now, and will release it wide on a TDB date in 2011.
As we’ve reported before, Donal Logue, Sinqua Walls, Sara Paxton, Dustin Milligan, Katharine McPhee, Chris Carmack, Alyssa Diaz, Joel David Moore, and Chris Zylka are in the cast. Director David Ellis (the even-numbered Final Destination films and Snakes on a Plane) worked from a script by writers Jesse Studenberg and Will Hayes; the film has been called “Jaws for the 3D Generation,” but that came from Deadline, so rely on that as you feel fit.
The film’s plot reportedly revolves around seven people who spend a weekend at a lake house in Louisiana. When their vacation quickly becomes a nightmare of hellish shark attacks, unheard of in freshwater lakes, they soon discover that the sharks are part of a sick, greedy plan on the part of several locals.
The film’s animatronic sharks will be created by Walt Conti, the guy/shop responsible for the sharks in Deep Blue Sea, the supersized snake in Anaconda and the whales in the Free Willy movies. This will not be the first time Ellis has worked with sharks, as he was a second unit director on the late-1990?s giant shark horror/thriller Deep Blue Sea. Ellis has experience shooting on 3D cameras with the last Final Destination film, and has worked second unit on water shoots such as The Perfect Storm.