RLJE Films and Shudder Now Set to Release GREAT WHITE in 2021

RLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, and Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller, and the supernatural have acquired the North American rights to the survival horror film, Great White from Altitude Film Sales. RLJE Films plans to release the film in theaters this summer. Shudder will premiere the film on its platform later in the year.

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Written by Michael Boughen (Dying Breed) and directed by Martin Wilson in his feature debut. Great White stars Katrina Bowden (Piranha 3DD, 30 Rock), Aaron Jakubenko (Tidelands), Kimie Tsukakoshi (Riptide), Tim Kano (Neighbours), and Te Kohe Tuhaka (Love and Monsters, The Dead Lands).

Synopsis:
A blissful tourist trip quickly turns into a nightmare when five passengers on a seaplane become stranded miles from shore. In a desperate bid for survival the group try to make it to land before they either run out of supplies or are taken by a menacing terror lurking just beneath the surface.

Inspired by true events, Great White follows seaplane operators and lovers, Kaz Fellows (Katrina Bowden) and Charlie Brody (Aaron Jakubenko) who take a flight to the picturesque Hell’s Reef along with their passengers, Joji Minase (Tim Kano), his wife Michelle (Kimie Tsukakoshi) and cook Benny (Te Kohe Tuhaka).

It isn’t long though before their idyllic trip turns into a living hell. They become abandoned miles from shore and in grave danger from what lurks just below the surface. Their only chance of making it out alive is to get to the beach. But with two Great White sharks hunting them, the odds are not in their favor.

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“We’ve all been afraid to go back into the water since 1975. And Great White is going to keep us out of the water for years to come,” says Mark Ward, Chief Acquisitions Officer at RLJE Films.  “There is no better time than the summer to bring this suspenseful and terrifying new film to audiences.”

Great White was produced by Neal Kingston (Nerve), Michael Robertson (The Reef), and Pam Collis (Black Water: Abyss) through new production outfit Thrills & Spills. Ward and Jess De Leo on behalf of RLJE Films. And Emily Gotto from Shudder negotiated the deal with Mike Runagall and Gursharn Khaira of Altitude Films on behalf of the filmmakers.

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