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 Reef: Stalked–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 Reef: Stalked.