Russell Mulcahy is no stranger to making movies involving ill-tempered animals. After all, this is the guy that gave us the killer giant boar flick Razorback, unleashed killer birds in Resident Evil: Extinction, and let’s not forget he survived working with Alec Baldwin in The Shadow. So with the Piranha remake poised to make 3D killer fish movies all the rage, Mulcahy has signed on to direct the 3D tiger shark flick Bait.
The Aussie director will direct Bait for Arclight Film. The plot synopsis, courtesy of Twitch, goes a little something like this:
“In a sleepy coastal resort community, shoppers at an underground supermarket find themselves terrorized by a crazed bandit when the unimaginable occurs … A monstrous freak tsunami swallows the town. Now trapped inside a flooded supermarket with an armed maniac and rushing water threatening to entomb them all in a watery grave, the imprisoned band of survivors discover they’re not alone. The tsunami has brought some unwanted visitors from the depths. As the waters rise, they must overcome not only the threat of drowning, but another threat, just as deadly and far more bloodthirsty … Packs of hungry tiger sharks.”
Oddly enough, the synopsis doesn’t sound all that dissimilar to that of an upcoming Syfy flick, Malibu Shark, in which residents of the famous California town try to stay alive after being hit by a tsunami that has also unleashed ravenous goblin sharks to prowl the still flooded streets. Who’s ripping off whom now?
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