Snakes on a Plane Director Bringing Us Sharks in 3D in Shark Night

Snakes on a Plane Director Bringing Us Sharks in 3DDavid R. Ellis must really like 3D. He must also really like movies about killer animals. What better way to follow-up Snakes on a Plane and The Final Destination 3D than with Shark Night 3D, a film that hopes to succeed where Jaws 3D so epically failed.

Deadline New York got the exclusive goods on news that Ellis has committed to direct the $28 million man-eating shark flick Shark Night 3D this summer in Louisiana.

“The script was written by Jesse Studenberg and Will Hayes, and the film will be produced by Mike Fleiss, Chris Briggs, and Lynnette Howell. Sierra Pictures’ Nick Meyer will handle foreign territories. WME Global, which packaged the film, will sell North American distribution. The film is expected to get action at next month’s Cannes Film Festival.”

The animatronic sharks will be created Walt Conti, no stranger to such deadly movie creatures, having also been responsible for the Deep Blue Sea sharks, Free Willy whales, and the titlular snake from Anaconda.

No other plot details have emerged yet. I’m going to guess it has something to do with voracious sharks on the prowl at night.

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  • James Coker

    I’m Honestly just happy that there’s going to be a new shark movie in theaters, it has been waaaay tooo fucking long since deep blue sea

  • RingoJ

    Somebodies hat better look like a shark fin.

  • LSD Zombie

    The shark still looks fake…..

  • The Buz

    This is fantastic news. It truly is.

  • Vanvance1

    Snakes on a Plane was a missed opportunity. It became a forgettable action flick instead of a blackly comic cult hit.

    This director is technically fine but he really should be working on tv shows as he as no vision and injects no energy or originality into his films.

  • will graham

    So we have Bait 3D directed by Russell Mulcahy,
    we have plans for another 3D shark movie involving some fake body bimbo and now this.

    Anyone else want to announce a 3D killer shark film? Nu Image? Roger Corman? Asylum?

    • Foywonder

      Corman is doing Sharktopus. Does that count? And isn’t Halle Berry doing a shark movie as well?

  • FireRam

    I really enjoyed “Deep Blue Sea”. Saw it in theatres and have caught it a few times on cable. I thought the sharks were pretty badass also so this might be decent. As for “Snakes on a Plane”, it was what it was lol. The snakes were cool.