Shark attack movies seem to be a good idea for the film industry, which is why the franchise 47 Meters Downhas just received the green light for a third installment that will have the official title, 47 Meters Down: The Wreck.

The creator of the saga, Johannes Robertsand the screenwriter Ernest Riera, who wrote the previous two installments, have co-written the third film. Roberts will not resume his duties as director (after having directed the original installment and the sequel 47 Meters Down: Uncaged), leaving the chair vacant for the veteran horror film director, Patrick Lussier (My Bloody Valentine), according to reports from Deadline.

The project will be brought to the Cannes market this May by FilmNation.

Plot Details 47 Meters Down: The Wreck:

“The story will follow a father who is determined to rebuild his relationship with his daughter as they bond during a dive in beautiful tropical waters while exploring a famous shipwreck. But shortly after his descent, his master diver suffers an accident that leaves them alone and unprotected within the labyrinth of the shipwreck. As tensions rise and oxygen decreases, the pair must use their new bond to escape the shipwreck and the relentless barrage of bloodthirsty great white sharks.”

Filming is preparing to begin in the fall and casting discussions are underway.

James Harris, Mark Lane and Johannes Roberts are producers, with Byron Allen, Carolyn Folks, Jennifer Lucas, Chris Charalambous and Matthew Singer serving as executive producers. Allen Media Group Motion Pictures and Tea Shop Productions are the companies behind the project.

Allen launched the two previous deliveries in the US market. For the third film they are waiting for a buyer.

Allen said in a press release:

“47 Meters Down: The Wreck is the perfect continuation of our shark-filled franchise.”“This film will once again have moviegoers terrified and on the edge of their seats.”

Roberts added:

“We can't wait for the public to be trapped underwater with us again. 47 Meters Down: The Wreck will be the biggest and most intense movie in this franchise.”

The first film, 47 Meters Down, followed two sisters on vacation in Mexico, who became trapped at the bottom of the ocean while on a diving expedition to watch sharks. It starred Mandy Moore and Claire Holt. It was released in theaters in the summer of 2017 and made a global box office of $62 million.

The sequel, 47 Meters Down: Uncaged, takes the audience to Brazil, where it follows the story of four teenagers who scuba dive in a ruined underwater city. As they swim deep into the labyrinth of claustrophobic caves, they enter the territory of the deadliest shark species in the ocean. It starred Sophie Nélisse, John Corbett, Nia Long, and Brianne Tju. This film debuted in August 2019, and made a global box office of $47.5 million.


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