Posted on Friday, May 27th, 2011 by Russ Fischer
I never realized that I wanted to see a remake of the market sections of The Mist where Stephen King’s crazy monsters are played by tiger sharks. But then I saw the sales trailer for Bait, the 3D ‘sharks in a supermarket’ film by Highlander director Russell Mulcahy, and I realized how limited my vision has been. Prepare to have your own perception of the world irrevocably changed, too, when you watch the footage that lurks in the shallows after the break.
I’m not sure that Julian McMahon and Xavier Samuel are quite the replacements I’d like for Thomas Jane and Toby Jones, but since they’re going to spend this movie trying not to be EATEN BY SHARKS IN A SUPERMARKET, I think I can deal with it. And before you scoff at this, please consider that the footage features someone making protective ‘shark walk’ armor out of shopping baskets/carts. That is brilliant. Also: Inception music. If anything deserves a good ‘BRAAAAAAAHM!’ it is sharks in a supermarket.
Here’s the synopsis. We don’t know when Bait (In 3D!) might be released, or even finished, but it’ll make an obvious date double feature with Shark Night 3D.
In a sleepy beach community shoppers at an underground supermarket are terrorized by a crazed bandit when the unimaginable occurs: A monstrous freak tsunami swallows the town. Now trapped, with rushing water threatening to entomb them in a watery grave the survivors discover they are not alone. The tsunami has brought unwanted visitors from the depths. Not only must they overcome the threat of drowning and the predator within their midst, but a threat far more deadly and far more bloodthirsty – hungry great white sharks.
I’m so happy about this, because it seems like a clear indicator that the Death Bed development paradigm, as explained below in NSFW fashion by Patton Oswalt, is still alive and kicking.