'Now You See Me' Director to Swim 'In The Deep' for Shark Thriller
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, it's time for another shark thriller in the vast ocean. After bringing genre flicks like the first two installments of The Transporter franchise and the remake of Clash of the Titans to the big screen, as well as the magician heist crowd-pleaser Now You See Me, Deadline reports director Louis Leterrier has boarded In The Deep. The script by Anthony Jaswinski made the Black List with a story about a lone female surfer attacked by a shark at sea and ends up stranded on a reef, trying to get back to shore before her injuries become fatal. It's Gravity meets Jaws.
Shark dramas haven't fared so well, if only because Jaws has made it impossible for many other films with the sharp-toothed ocean killer to measure up. The next best candidate has probably been Open Water while a film like Deep Blue Sea is comedic at best. But this has the potential to be something cool with such a simple story, and likely plenty of tension and suspense. Leterrier doesn't sound like the best director to make this stand out as all his films seem to lack a distinct style. But maybe this will be a story that lets him stand out. In the meantime, we're still waiting for his comedy Grimsby, starring Sacha Baron Cohen, which was slated for release this year, but ended up being pushed back to February 2016. Thoughts?