Cast your mind back to the year 1999, long before talk of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Warner’s fledgling 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 hidden 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 maritime thriller that ramped up the stakes by introducing a herd of sharks whose instincts, speed, strength, and size have been dramatically amplified in the name of bio-engineering. Yeah, we’re not sure whose idea it was, either…
Nevertheless, fast forward to 2018, 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, ComingSoon has launched a brand new clip to drum up excitement.
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 almost two decades after the original, Deep Blue Sea 2 is expected to chomp its way onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on April 17th (pre-order here). Cue the Jaws theme music…