Deep Blue Sea, Renny Harlin’s 1999 sci-fi/horror fest that released during a fairly busy summer season, is a concept that would seem right up the alley of a Syfy original. Which is why it’s totally appropriate that the company is now bringing us a sequel in the form of Deep Blue Sea 2.
Set to revolve around “a scientist conducting experiments on bull sharks,” which naturally doesn’t go well, we’re finally beginning to learn more about what’s in store. After the film’s first trailer dropped over the weekend, we’ve now been gifted some details on when exactly it’ll debut and what else we’ll see on the Blu-ray.
Directed by Darin Scott, and starring Michael Beach, Deep Blue Sea 2 arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital starting April 17 and can currently be pre-ordered on Amazon. Unfortunately, the special features won’t be plentiful, but there will still be a bit to dive into, and the full list is as follows:
- Returning to the Deep – The Making of Deep Blue Sea 2 (Featurette) – Go behind the scenes with the cast and crew of Deep Blue Sea 2 as they film the highly-anticipated sequel.
- Deep Blue Sea 2: Death by Shark (Featurette) – In this wildly fun featurette, the cast and crew of Deep Blue Sea 2 discuss their characters’ demise and the jump-out-of-your-seat moments in the film.
- Deep Blue Silliness (Gag Reel) – A collection of fun outtakes and bloopers from the feature film showcasing the cast and production team.
- Deleted Scenes – A few filmed moments that didn’t make the final cut of Deep Blue Sea 2. But we know you still want to see them.
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Furthermore, we’ve also got an updated plot synopsis to feast on, which teases the following:
“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.”
So, sounds pretty much like what we were expecting, then, and though the footage in that aforementioned trailer was certainly questionable, those who are into shark attack films should still make a note to check out Deep Blue Sea 2. We don’t imagine it’ll live up to its predecessor (which itself was far from a perfect movie), but if you turn off your brain for a few hours and buy into it all, you might just have some fun.