Ever since Steven Spielberg unleashed a great white off the shores of Amity, sharks have been chowing down on swimmers on the big and small screen. Much like sharks themselves, the sharksploitation subgenre has to continue to swim or it will die. Nothing will ever come close to Spielberg’s Jaws, but every now and then we get a nice surprise – like 2016’s The Shallows. The low-rent shark thriller 47 Meters Down swam in the wake of The Shallows, and while it was nowhere near as good or stylized, it had its moments. And it was also a surprise hit. Now here comes 47 Meters Down: Uncaged, a sequel in name only.
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In this edition of Sequel Bits:
- Keanu Reeves was almost in Hobbs & Shaw
- Check out a Maleficent: Mistress of Evil TV spot and poster
- See a photo from the start of production on Ghostbusters 2020
- Sylvester Stallone looks leathery in a Rambo: Last Blood poster
- All that and more
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Summer is the perfect time for killer shark movies, and after the low-budget 47 Meters Down surprised Hollywood in 2017 by earning seven times its budget at the box office, a sequel is about to swim into theaters – and it has a new title.
Initially reported to be called 48 Meters Down, a trailer was released last August that referred to this film as 47 Meters Down: The Next Chapter. Now it’s apparently settled on 47 Meters Down: Uncaged. But whatever the title, this film looks claustrophobic, scary, and seems to include just about everything we want in a fun little shark horror movie. Read More »