One of the greatest creature features of all time, Deep Blue Sea, is finally getting a sequel.
Bloody Disgusting has learned that the project is currently filming in Cape Town under the watchful eye of Tales From The Hood helmer Darin Scott. Stargate alum Michael Beach, recently cast in James Wan's Aquaman, will star.
The sequel is being developed as a television movie for the SyFy Channel and none of the surviving characters from the original movie are expected to appear.
The plot follows Dr. Klaus Van Etten, who is experimenting on bull sharks, much to the chagrin of Misty and her team of marine experts. The sharks get out, of course, and all hell breaks loose.
Renny Harlin's original film, released back in the summer of 1999, focused on a team of scientists who have genetically engineered a trio of vicious Mako sharks whose brain tissues contain the cure for Alzheimer's disease. However, the sharks have grown in intelligence and slowly begin picking off members of the team one at a time while the humans struggle to escape the sinking facility where the creatures are being kept for study.
That film starred the likes of Thomas Jane, Saffron Burrows, Samuel L. Jackson, LL Cool J, Michael Rapaport, Jacqueline McKenzie and Stellan Skarsgard. It would go on to gross $164-Million at the worldwide box office back in 1999.
Interestingly, Warner Bros. had planned a sequel for release back in 2009 that would've focused on weaponized sharks, but that film was eventually shelved - and thank God for that!
Honestly, we love Deep Blue Sea and always felt it deserved a sequel. So, here's hoping that Darin Scott does this new film some justice - even if it is just a TV movie.
What do you think, Infinite Earths fans?
Source: Bloody Disgusting
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