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Shark Night aims to scrape the bottom of the 3D barrel

04.06.2010

As one 3D movie about man-eating fish (PIRANHA 3D) has been struggling to find its way to theaters, another one looks to enter production. David R. Ellis (THE FINAL DESTINATION) has signed on to direct SHARK NIGHT 3D, a movie that can pretty much be summed up by its title. The $28 million indie will shoot this summer in Louisiana, the home of all good shark attacks. Producers say they hope this will be like a JAWS film but in 3D, perhaps not realizing that there was a JAWS film in 3D and it sucked royally.

Jesse Studenberg and Will Hayes will write the script and I couldn't find IMDB pages for either but they do have Facebook pages so that's good for something, I guess. Producers will be shopping the project to distributors at the Cannes Film Festival where it will fit in right alongside Terrence Malick's TREE OF LIFE.

I suppose if there's any consolation it's that the sharks won't be entirely CGI. They're somewhat surprisingly using some animatronic sharks for the film. And while the premise sounds ridiculous, Ellis did direct both SNAKES ON A PLANE (also a ridiculously titled movie) and THE FINAL DESTINATION, which is one of the few movies I've seen so far to use the new 3D process beneficially. That said...SHARK NIGHT 3D.

Extra Tidbit: SHARK NIGHT? Why not SHARK DAY?
Source: Deadline

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