A few months back, we reported on a sequel to the 1999 film Deep Blue Sea, that never happened.
From the sounds of it, it would have been insane, 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.”
Well, now, apparently there’s going to be a sequel – and it’s already filming!
According to Bloody-Disgusting, it’ll be directed by Darin Scott (Tales From The Hood) and star Michael Beach. It’s being produced as a direct to SyFy film, so don’t get your hopes up too much.
According to the report:
The film allegedly follows Dr. Klaus Van Etten, who is experimenting on bull sharks, much to the chagrin of Misty and her team of marine experts. The sharks get out, of course, and all hell breaks loose.
Here’s the first picture, courtesy of Bloody-Disgusting: