Cast your mind back to the year 1999, long before talk of the MCU and Warner Bros.’ fledging DC Extended Universe, and you’ll likely recall a host of instant cinematic classics in the vein of The Matrix, Fight Club, and The Blair Witch Project.
But there’s another gem buried beneath the pile, and we’re not referring to Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. Instead, we’ll direct your attention to Deep Blue Sea, Renny Harlin’s oceanic thriller that ramped up the stakes by introducing a herd of sharks whose instincts, speed, strength, and size had been dramatically amplified in the name of bio-engineering. Yeah, we’re not sure whose idea it was, either…
Nevertheless, almost two decades later and we’re now on the verge of Deep Blue Sea 2, which promises the same edge-of-your-seat thrill ride, albeit with added bite. It’s coming sooner than you think (April 17th), too, and to celebrate, we’ve got a brand new clip for you to feast on, which you can see up above. Unfortunately, there’s no juicy shark action here, but it does provide the chance for us to meet some of the new characters.
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As for the humans set to face those hyper-intelligent sharks, Deep Blue Sea 2 features a cast list comprised of Danielle Savre, Rob Mayes, Michael Beach, Nathan Lynn, Kim Syster, and Jeremy Jess Boado as clinical neurophysiologist Daniel Kim.
And if you’re curious, here’s a reminder of the official synopsis:
A shark conservationist Dr. Misty Calhoun (Danielle Savre) is invited to consult on a new, top secret project run by pharmaceutical billionaire Carl Durant (Michael Beach). She believes the project, performed at a remote, sea-based facility, focuses on extracting shark antibodies to help work toward cures for human diseases. However, Dr. Calhoun is shocked to learn that the company is using unpredictable bull sharks as its test subjects, and Durant has bio-engineered a shiver of highly intelligent, super-aggressive bull sharks. When science meddles with the time-tested process of nature and nurture, the outcome can be deadly.
Helmed by Darin Scott, and arriving nearly 20 years after the original, Deep Blue Sea 2 will swim its way onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on April 17th (pre-order here). Cue that Jaws theme music…