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Louis Letterier circles Sony's shark thriller, In The Deep

03.23.2015
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There’s nothing like a good shark movie, but actually finding a good one in amongst the multitudes of shark flicks out there is a bit of a chore. You’ve got JAWS and…not a heck of a lot else. Deadline is reporting that NOW YOU SEE ME director Louis Leterrier is in talks to direct IN THE DEEP from a 2014 Black List script by Anthony Jaswinski. The script sparked a bidding war last year, so here's hoping it falls closer to JAWS than to SHARKNADO on the shark movie scale.

IN THE DEEP is being described as a mixture of 127 HOURS, JAWS, and GRAVITY. In it, a young woman finds herself stranded on a buoy while surfing on an isolated beach. Between her and the safety of the shore a mere 20 yards away lies a huge great white shark.

Producer Lynn Harris said that Louis' take on story goes to the very core of fear:

Louis’ take knocked us out and our intention is to elevate this above the genre, making terrifying but psychologically deep. It has the makings of incredible survival story, but it also goes to the very core of fear on every level. It is a really frightening movie.

I'm a bit of a snob when it comes to shark flicks (I do have a soft spot for DEEP BLUE SEA however) so I'm going to hold off heralding this as the next JAWS and just be cautiously optimistic instead. We haven’t heard much of Louis Leterrier’s next film, GRIMSBY, other than the news that it was pushed back to February 26, 2016 from its previous slot of July 31, 2015.

Which is your all-time favourite shark film?

Source: Deadline

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2:21AM on 03/24/2015

You’ve got JAWS and…not a heck of a lot else.

Should of typed; You've got JAWS and...that is all you need! Obviously from my avatar and my play on the name of the mechanical shark used (Bruce) you can tell it is my favorite film. There will never be another movie about a man eating shark that will match it. That being said, I love sharks and more films about them is great. This sounds decent, however I am still waiting for my adaptation of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, somebody please make the film, use different names if you have to for legal
Should of typed; You've got JAWS and...that is all you need! Obviously from my avatar and my play on the name of the mechanical shark used (Bruce) you can tell it is my favorite film. There will never be another movie about a man eating shark that will match it. That being said, I love sharks and more films about them is great. This sounds decent, however I am still waiting for my adaptation of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, somebody please make the film, use different names if you have to for legal purposes, but make it already!
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8:36PM on 03/25/2015
I wish spielberg would make a movie about a young quint (robert shaw) and his ordeal on the indianapolis...so much potential there !
I wish spielberg would make a movie about a young quint (robert shaw) and his ordeal on the indianapolis...so much potential there !
2:06AM on 03/24/2015
Only 20 yards away from shore!? This could be very interesting how they handle this. I have the chills already though.
Only 20 yards away from shore!? This could be very interesting how they handle this. I have the chills already though.
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10:22PM on 03/23/2015
Could be a really cool film. Should be interesting to see who they cast as the female lead.
Could be a really cool film. Should be interesting to see who they cast as the female lead.
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