David 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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