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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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11:15AM on 04/07/2010

Ellis will fuck this up

While I love shark movies, Ellis = 100% mutilation, 0% suspense. This will be Snakes on a Plane but at sea.
While I love shark movies, Ellis = 100% mutilation, 0% suspense. This will be Snakes on a Plane but at sea.
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11:34PM on 04/06/2010

HUMPTY DUMPTY 3D?

REMEMBER WHEN ELLIS WAS GONNA DIRECT THAT humpty dumpty 3D MOVIE?!??!?! LMAO -- WHATS HAPPENED WITH THAT?
REMEMBER WHEN ELLIS WAS GONNA DIRECT THAT humpty dumpty 3D MOVIE?!??!?! LMAO -- WHATS HAPPENED WITH THAT?
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10:11PM on 04/06/2010

Shark Knight

Why so Serious? If this turns out to be a bad Spoof Movie....
Why so Serious? If this turns out to be a bad Spoof Movie....
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8:54PM on 04/06/2010
plz no 3d great white breaking through the glass.
plz no 3d great white breaking through the glass.
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8:50PM on 04/06/2010
Sam L Jackson speech from Deep Blue Sea one of the funniest scenes in a movie that being said Shark Night doesn't really get me excited.
Sam L Jackson speech from Deep Blue Sea one of the funniest scenes in a movie that being said Shark Night doesn't really get me excited.
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7:55PM on 04/06/2010
Is Syfy producing this movie? How about a 3D remake of Krull!
Is Syfy producing this movie? How about a 3D remake of Krull!
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8:52PM on 04/06/2010
Krull loved that movie as a kid,might have to track it down haven't seen it in over 25 years.
Krull loved that movie as a kid,might have to track it down haven't seen it in over 25 years.
7:42PM on 04/06/2010
Automatic rental for me.. I love shark attack movies.. they're my guilty pleasure... just not the Sci-Fi channel originals.
Automatic rental for me.. I love shark attack movies.. they're my guilty pleasure... just not the Sci-Fi channel originals.
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7:28PM on 04/06/2010
um.... 28 Million dollar INDIE?? How is that indie??
um.... 28 Million dollar INDIE?? How is that indie??
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8:35PM on 04/06/2010
Because it's being set up "independently" of the studio system.
Because it's being set up "independently" of the studio system.
9:33PM on 04/06/2010
ahh got it.
ahh got it.
7:20PM on 04/06/2010
"Shark still looks fake."
"Shark still looks fake."
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6:35PM on 04/06/2010
Shark Knight?
Shark Knight?
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7:03PM on 04/06/2010
Precisely. The pun is pretty blatant.

They weren't even the 1st to go there: [link]
Precisely. The pun is pretty blatant.

They weren't even the 1st to go there: [link]
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6:17PM on 04/06/2010
Why not just SHARK?

And yeah, DEEP BLUE SEA was awesome.
Why not just SHARK?

And yeah, DEEP BLUE SEA was awesome.
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6:10PM on 04/06/2010

DEEP BLUE SEA RULES

Whatever. All CGI shark films pale in comparison to the awesomeness that is Deep Blue Sea.
Whatever. All CGI shark films pale in comparison to the awesomeness that is Deep Blue Sea.
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5:52PM on 04/06/2010

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because calling it Shark day would be dumb? No that it already isn't.
because calling it Shark day would be dumb? No that it already isn't.
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