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Dimension Films goes deep with underwater thriller 47 Meters Down

04.22.2014by: Eric Walkuski

"GRAVITY… but underwater." If you can dig that, you'll be intrigued by the following news:

Dimension Films has acquired 47 METERS DOWN, which is set to be helmed by STORAGE 24 director Johannes Roberts. The tale plays out at the bottom of the ocean and centers on two sisters trapped in an undersea observation cage who must survive a dwindling oxygen supply and the hungry great whites circling nearby.

That's what I call a sticky situation. (Or is it soggy?)

Here's an expanded synopsis:

Twenty-something sisters Kate and Lisa are gorgeous, fun loving and ready for the holiday of a lifetime in Mexico. When the opportunity to go cage diving to view Great White sharks presents itself, thrill-seeking Kate jumps at the chance while Lisa takes some convincing. After some not so gentle persuading, Lisa finally agrees and the girls soon find themselves two hours off the coast of Huatulco and about to come face to face with nature's fiercest predator.

But what should have been the trip to end all trips soon becomes a living nightmare when the shark cage breaks free from their boat, sinks and they find themselves trapped at the bottom of the ocean. With less than an hour of oxygen left in their tanks, they must somehow work out how to get back to the boat above them through 47 meters of shark-infested waters.

Dimension’s Matthew Signer, Keith Levine, and Robert Walak are overseeing for the studio. No cast has been attached yet.

Extra Tidbit: I can only assume it won't be called 47 METERS DOWN when all is said and done.
Source: THRBritish Council

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