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47 Meters Down: The Next Chapter gets an early teaser

47 Meters Down Johannes Roberts Mandy Moore Claire Holt

Originally set to receive a straight-to-video release by Dimension in the summer of 2016, director Johannes Roberts' shark thriller 47 METERS DOWN was saved from that fate at the last minute by Entertainment Studios, which had success releasing the film to theatres in the summer of 2017. So much success that a sequel was announced a couple months later.

The release of that sequel, which was announced under the predictable title 48 METERS DOWN and is now going by the more questionable 47 METERS DOWN: THE NEXT CHAPTER, is still almost a year away, but Entertainment Studios has already released a teaser trailer online to coincide with this weekend's release of the "Jason Statham vs. a shark" thriller THE MEG.

Roberts is back to direct THE NEXT CHAPTER, working from a screenplay he wrote with Ernest Riera (who also wrote the first movie with him). The sequel moves the setting from Mexico to Brazil and will focus on a new batch of characters, 

a group of girls looking for adventure in the coastal metropolis of Recife. Hoping to get off the well-worn tourist trail, they hear about some hidden underwater ruins only to find that the turquoise waves of their secret Atlantis aren’t completely uninhabited.

47 METERS DOWN: THE NEXT CHAPTER is being produced and financed by The Fyzz Facility. Fyzz producer James Harris has said the sequel will "take the claustrophobia of cave diving and the thrill of shark encounters and move everything to the next level."

Our friends over at Collider got the exclusive first look at the teaser for 47 METERS DOWN: THE NEXT CHAPTER, which consists entirely of footage from 47 METERS DOWN - since there isn't any footage from THE NEXT CHAPTER to share yet. I'm looking forward to the sequel, but the most notable thing about this teaser is the fact that it's stirring up the hype nearly a year ahead of release, before they can even show anything from the new movie.

47 METERS DOWN: THE NEXT CHAPTER is scheduled to reach theatres on June 28, 2019.

Extra Tidbit: What did you think of 47 METERS DOWN?
Source: Collider

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