Relativity Acquires and Will Rename David R. Ellis' 3D Shark Thriller
It looks like David R. Ellis' 3D shark film (formerly known as Shark Night 3D) will definitely be coming to us sometime in 2011 thanks to Relativity Media; however, we're just not sure what the title will be.
According to Deadline Hollywood Relativity acquired the film from Sierra Pictures and Incentive Filmed Entertainment. It stars Sara Paxton, Katharine McPhee, and Donal Logue and was written by Jesse Studenberg and Will Hayes. Chris Briggs and Mike Fleiss are producing via their NextFilms banner, along with Lynette Howell via the Silverwood Films banner. It's currently in post-production.
Ellis (pictured right), you may recall, also directed Final Destination 2, The Final Destination, Snakes on a Plane, and Cellular so there's hope for a fun, yet effective shark tale here. This film revolves around seven men and women who spend a weekend at a lake house in Louisiana's Gulf area. When their vacation quickly becomes a nightmare of hellish shark attacks, unheard of in freshwater lakes, they soon discover that the sharks are part of a sick, greedy plan on the part of several locals.
The animatronic sharks were created by Walt Conti, no stranger to such deadly movie creatures, having also been responsible for the Deep Blue Sea sharks, Free Willy whales, and the titular snake from Anaconda.
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