SyFy Shark Attacks with ‘Deep Blue Sea 2’
Summer has arrived and when it comes to Horror, that means Sharks.
According to the Florida Museum‘s running statistics on unprovoked shark attacks, South Africa ranks at number three with 241 shark attacks and 54 fatalities in the past 100 years. With numbers like these, it’s only natural that Cape Town, South Africa is the confirmed shooting location for Deep Blue Sea 2.
Produced as a television feature for the SyFy Channel, Deep Blue Sea 2 will be the sequel to the much-loved 1999 film starring Thomas Jane, Saffron Burrows, LL Cool J and a very chew-able Samuel L. Jackson. Directed by Renny Harlin (A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, Die Hard 2), that film definitely chummed the water for a sequel. In fact, Warner Premiere planned a direct-to-video follow-up in 2009, but alas it never broke the surface.
This new species will be helmed for SyFy by Darin Scott (Femme Fatales, Tales from the Hood) and star Michael Beach (Third Watch, Sons of Anarchy). Following the shark successes of The Shallows and 47 Meters Down, it seems SyFy is banking on the Film-to-TV sequel plan again, much like their Lake Placid and Sharknado series.
There’s no images or trailer yet for Deep Blue Sea 2, but we’ll be watching. For now, Modern Horrors suggests you do what you’d do if you were alone and treading water in the middle of the ocean: use your imagination.