Given how we’re a sucker for a good (or bad!) shark movie, we’re pretty stoked to hear that a Deep Blue Sea sequel is actually shooting right now.
Courtesy of MovieHole, after seemingly spending years floating in development hell, a sequel to Renny Harlin’s 1999 picture is currently in production and shooting over in Cape Town, South Africa.
A sequel to Harlin’s Deep Blue Sea was first announced back in 2009, but that idea seemed to slowly sink to the bottom of the ocean as the years went on. Now, following the success of the likes of The Shallows and 47 Meters Down, Deep Blue Sea 2 is finally happening.
In terms of details, Tales From the Hood’s Darin Scott is on board, with Michael Beach – recently announced to feature in Aquaman – set to star. Sadly, Thomas Jane or LL Cool J won’t be reprising their roles from the first film, and this production is actually being developed as a TV movie for the SyFy channel.
The early plot details follow Dr. Klaus Van Etten as he experiments on bull sharks despite a bunch of marine experts telling him that this is totally, totally a bad idea. From there, things obviously take a turn for the worst and the sharks begin to cause all kinds of chaos and carnage.
If you remember, the original Deep Blue Sea centered on a bunch of mako sharks experimented on by Saffron Burrows and her team. The plan was to experiment on the sharks in order to try and find a cure for Alzheimer’s, but instead the sharks became super intelligent and began turning the tide on the likes of Burrows, Stellan Skarsgard, Michael Rappaport, and Samuel L. Jackson.
As ever, expect more on Deep Blue Sea 2 as we get it.SHARE YOUR COMMENTS BELOW OR ON TWITTER @STARBURST_MAG
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