Just what this summer needed: Another reason to stay out of the water.
RLJE Films and Shudder this week snatched up The Reef: Stalked–the sequel to 2010’s shark thriller–for a theatrical (and Shudder) debut July 29, according to a report in Variety.
Written and directed by Andrew Traucki–the filmmaker responsible for the original The Reef–the sequel stars Teressa Liane (The Vampire Diaries), Ann Truong (Cowboy Bebop), Saskia Archer (Ghosted), Kate Lister (Unhinged) and Tim Ross (Harrow).
Stalked follows a woman named Nic, “who is looking to heal after witnessing her sister’s horrific murder,” according to the synopsis. To that end, Nic travels to a tropical resort with her friends for some kayaking and scuba diving.
But, mere hours into their fun in the sun, the women “are stalked and then attacked by a great white shark, putting them in a desperate struggle for survival.” Don’t you just hate when that happens?
Mark Ward of RLJE said horror fans have “an insatiable appetite for shark films, which we know from releasing The Reef years ago. We’re thrilled to be working with the team again to bring this new, terrifying adventure to audiences.”
The original The Reef–which starred Damian Walshe-Howling, Zoe Naylor, Gyton Grantley and Adrienne Pickering–was praised for its real-life shark footage and was rewarded at the box office with a $4-million payday on a budget of just $125,000.
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