Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, Syfy and director Darin Scott launch plans for a Deep Blue Sea 2.
Indeed, it’s going on 20 years since the arrival of Renny Harlin’s cult thriller, in which a herd of frenzied, bio-engineered sharks begin turning on their captors. Think of it as the long-lost ancestor to Sharknado and you’ll begin to get a sense of the tone and over-the-top shlock horror underpinning Harlin’s 90s pic.
And though its upcoming sequel doesn’t make room for any of the original cast members – sorry, Samuel L. Jackson – this clever fan edit imagines a scenario in which the Deep Blue Sea gang react to the sequel’s bat-shit trailer. “Somebody please…tell me what that is.”
Sure, the chroma key is a little off, but it’s a fun edit from The Drew Reviews Podcast (h/t Bloody Disgusting) nonetheless. Meanwhile, here’s a reminder of the sequel’s official synopsis ahead of its launch in April:
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.
Directed by Darin Scott, Deep Blue Sea 2 will make a beeline for Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on April 17th – and it’s now available to pre-order on Amazon.
Source: The Drew Reviews Podcast