For those of you who were young during the late 90’s/early 2000’s, you probably remember a lot of movies being better than what they actually were. That’s not to say that there weren’t a lot of good movies that were released during that time period – but it happens with all of us. One of the movies I remember being “interesting” was Deep Blue Sea.
While I didn’t really remember much of it until I re-watched it when it was on HBO a few months back, one scene that stuck with me was this one with Samuel L. Jackson:
There was supposed to be a sequel, but it never happened – most likely due to the fact that while it wasn’t a Box Office failure (it made $73 million in the U.S.)it wasn’t exactly a smash hit with its budget of $60 million.
It’s a shame, because apparently, the sequel would have been VERY interesting according to director Jack Perez:
“What they were interested in was keeping the theme of shark experimentation. The script is about this scientific research ship that is seized by Somali pirates, and a team of Navy SEALs have to go in and take them out. The whole ship is basically a gigantic floating laboratory, with a maze of tunnels that the sharks can travel through that open up into tanks. My thinking was that this was Sgt. Rock vs. sharks, so I developed this platoon kind of based on my favorite Sgt. Rock characters. To a certain degree, it was similar to what they did in Predator; there were definitely echoes of that sort of motley group.”
“On paper, it seems absolutely comical, but my intention was to make these sharks Frankenstein-style mutations that were tragic and violent. With the exception of the quipping between the soldiers, it wasn’t going to be played for humor.”
Ultimately, the sequel was scrapped before casting began – and it sounds like we missed out.
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