Joel David Moore and Others Take a Dive into 'Shark Night 3D'
If there wasn't enough bloody underwater action in Piranha 3D to quench your thirst, then David R. Ellis, director of Snakes on a Plane, will be delivering more in the form of Shark Night 3D. As we've previously reported, the cheesy story follows seven people who spend a weekend at a lake house in Louisiana's Gulf area where their vacation quickly becomes a nightmare of hellish shark attacks. Now Heat Vision has word on the casting of some victims with Joel David Moore (Avatar), Chris Carmack (Into the Blue 2: The Reef), Sinqua Walls ("Friday Night Lights") and Alyssa Diaz ("As the World Turns") joining the project.
Obviously with some cast members boasting soap opera work on their resume, it doesn't sound like Ellis is going for the highest caliber of talent, but rather just some good-looking young actors to literally feed to the sharks. In the story, the shark attacks, which are happening in freshwater, are soon discovered to be part of a "sick, greedy plan" on the part of several locals. As far as these new cast members go, Walls plays a Tulane University linebacker with plans on marrying his stunning college sweetheart (Diaz). Meanwhile, Carmack plays the ex-boyfriend of the still uncast female lead, while Moore takes on a comedic role as a a socially awkward guy who fancies himself a young Brad Pitt.
Since Piranha 3D essentially succeeded in all areas that Snakes on a Plane seemed to fail, I'm hoping that Shark Night 3D will deliver along the same lines. However, with the cast so far, it doesn't seem like it'll pack as much of a comedic punch. It'd be nice if the film worked as a stand alone piece of fluff without the 3D (for example, I could've still enjoyed Piranha 3D without the gimmick), but I'm still not expecting much. These cheesy kind of throwbacks are going to get old sooner than later, and pretty soon the theater will be just as unsafe as these silly movies. Shooting starts in September; we'll be waiting for a first look sometime soon.
Reader Feedback - 7 Comments
Hollywood. Effing stop!
Big Boss on Aug 31, 2010
i dont get it... i mean in deep blue sea they were surrounded by water and had no other choice but to risk it for there survival, but its a friking effing willy nilly lake house in Louisiana, hmmmmmm stay on land MothaFucka, stay out of water! its not even salt water, its a effing lake! a significant insult to my intelligence asking me to believe it takes 7 human beings(4andhalf taking into account they rednecks) to work out....... water = Shark = no good!!
PinkSushit on Aug 31, 2010
Yeah it was already done in Deep Blue Sea (which as a good movie, first Thomas Jane movie I saw. and the cast was excellent, Jackson, Rapaport, Burrows, and Skarsgard). This is not a project worthy of the audience's time.
Xerxex on Aug 31, 2010
mrjzn on Aug 31, 2010
And they won't make Meg.
Lazyvern on Sep 1, 2010
I want flying sharks with Batwings in 3d. None of this lake pish
Crapola on Sep 2, 2010
we need another very good shark movie like deep blue sea they need to make a part 2. don't waste people time and money on some crazy movie just make another jaw remake or a better deep blue sea
trap or die 37 on Sep 17, 2010
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