‘The Reef’ Director Plunging Ahead With Plans For Sequel

Just in time for swimming season next year, filmmaker Andrew Traucki plans to make you very afraid to go into the water.

Sporting the unsettling tagline “Welcome to paradise,” the sequel to 2010’s shark thriller The Reef is out to make a summer splash in 2021, according to JoBlo.com.

The sequel from AMP International–slated for a theatrical release more than a decade after the well-received original–is currently in pre-production in Australia. No casting choices have been announced at this time.

The ReefStalked–written and directed by Traucki and produced by Michael Robertson and Neal Kingston–follows Nic, her sister Annie and two friends who are vacationing on a remote Pacific island for kayaking and diving fun “in an effort to heal after witnessing Nic’s sister’s horrific murder.”

But, “only hours into their expedition,” according to the official synopsis, “the women and stalked and attacked by a massive great white shark. To survive, the women will need to band together–and Nic will have to overcome her post-traumatic stress, face her fears and slay a monster.” Who is her travel agent?

Traucki–whose first feature film was 2007’s Black Water (which placed the spotlight on killer crocodiles instead of sharks)–also wrote and directed The Reef, which told the story of a group of friends who capsize while sailing to Indonesia and who decide their best bet for survival is to swim to a nearby island, where they are hunted by (you guessed it) a great white.

The Reef–which starred Damian Walshe-Howling, Zoe Naylor, Gyton Grantley and Adrienne Pickering–was praised for its actual shark footage and was rewarded at the box office with a $4-million payday on a budget of just $125,000.

Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates as we sail closer to the premiere of The ReefStalked.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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