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That ‘Deep Blue Sea’ Sequel is Coming in 2018 and it’s Been Rated R

Aquatic Horror

We told you earlier this year that the recent resurgence in shark attack flicks – thanks, The Shallows and 47 Meters Down! – has paved the way for a years-later sequel to Deep Blue Sea, which filmed in Cape Town, South Africa over the summer.

The tentatively titled Deep Blue Sea 2, directed by Darin Scott (Tales from the Hood) and starring Michael Beach, will hit DVD/Blu in 2018, and UHM reports today that the film has been Rated R for “creature violence and gore, and for language.”

Via Syfy, “The plot kicks off with shark conservationist Dr. Misty Calhoun invited to consult on a top-secret project run by pharmaceutical billionaire Carl Durant (Beach). Calhoun is shocked to learn that the company is using the unpredictable and highly aggressive bull sharks as its test subjects. You can probably guess where this goes next, and Warner Bros. teases some “personality” from the sharks that’ll be menacing these hapless humans.”

We are a true sequel. We wanted to keep to the spirit of Deep Blue Sea and why people love it,” Matt Bierman, creative executive for Warner Bros, recently said. “The research that was used on the sharks in Deep Blue Sea 2 comes from the mythology and story line of the first movie. We have given the lead shark a personality and hope the fans will embrace that as it really helps the story telling and the narrative in a way that first one didn’t. Deep Blue Sea 2 has a slightly slower build but once the rubber band snaps things go boom really quickly!

Danielle Savre, Rob Mayes, Darron Meyer, Nathan Lynn and Kim Syster also star.



  • Rohan

    The only question any one should be asking is…..

    Will LL Cool J be in it?

    • Saturn

      No, but Johnathon Schaech is portraying the lead shark in the movie, from my understanding the movie is going to be called Deep Blue Sea 2 : Schaech Attack.

      • Daniel Anderson

        I had to look him up on IMDB, still don’t get the reference, but saw he’s a part of “Day of the dead: Bloodlines” set for 2018. le sigh.

        • scream4ever

          LOL he was commonly considered one of the top rising stars of the 90s.

          • Daniel Anderson

            Lol no idea. Although there are a few actors I can remember the names of, however a huge swath I can never remember the name of. Just know if I like them or not typically.

        • Saturn

          The whole Schaech thing is a tongue-in-cheek in-joke between several of us on BD, going back to a description (by Brad iirc) of Johnathon Schaech being a horror icon, due to appearing in a small selection of horror movies and his upcoming role in the new Day movie..
          It’s just a bit of fun to pass the hours, discussing how he – as the greatest actor the world has ever known – has appeared in so many “classic” horror movies under the guise of other actors in legendary roles.
          For example, did you know that Johnathon Schaech portrayed the role of Jack Nicholson playing Jack Torrance in The Shining?

          Like I said, it’s just a bit of banter due to several of Brad’s pieces over recent months – all in fun though.

          • Daniel Anderson

            Ah nice. Been reading for years. But Haven’t partook in some of the memes. Appreciate you taking the time to explain it though.

          • J Jett

            Saturn you definitely make coming to this site fun/enjoyable. 🙂

          • Saturn

            Thank you – the feeling is mutual.

        • Justin McGill

          While he’s done some real legit film work. The last few years every time I see his name pop up it’s in relation to some dtv sequel no one asked for to a good movie. Or at least well regarded. 8mm 2, Roadhouse 2.. Now this.

      • DC_Fan38

        I’ve been seeing your comments on this guy… Hilarious!

      • J Jett

        well as long as Schaech is in this then we KNOW for a fact the movie will be freaking amazing! 🙂

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  • Will Coors

    I still want the cancelled 2009 sequel. It sounded crazy but also sounded like crazy fun

  • pablitonizer

    Oh god SyFy channel…there goes my love for Deep Blue sea! This sounds terrible and cheap as hell, something tells me I won’t be wrong

  • Dylan Summers

    SyFy Channel. Where once promising franchises go to die.

  • Brett Lovejoy

    Is that an official poster? My anus could’ve crafted something better for the price of some Chipotle and nothing else.

    • Khy

      The fact someone got PAID to make that is ridiculous.

      • Brett Lovejoy

        A pretty little paycheck was specifically written with the intent of paying the person who created it. Totally astounding.

    • Dennis Giles

      Your Anus has indeed hidden talents …

  • Meatwad

    The sequel no one asked for.

    Ahh well…

  • Khy

    This would be good news if it wasn’t SyFy level gore we’re talking about here…

  • Daniel Anderson

    I love the cheesy syfy flicks. And I’m for some reason getting the feeling they won’t simply grab a great white CGI/Prostetics and simply add mako teeth to it and call it a mako. I really hope this ends up being similar to pumpkin head 3 or Man-Thing which to me were two of the best movies to actually come out as SyFy Exclusives.

    I really hope SyFy not only continues doing their “movies for fun” venture. However I do really hope they come out like this website and make some “serious” movies and put an actual budget behind it. SyFy creature flicks + bigger budget could be something of beauty.

  • Dead2009

    If it was done how Leatherface was for DirectTV? in that the gore and violence were there, but you knew it was a tv movie…it could possibly work.

    • Daniel Baldwin

      Leatherface wasn’t a TV movie. It was initially intended to go for a wide theatrical release when they made it.

      The question is whether or not this was shot with the intention of being a Syfy Original or if it was aiming for VOD and Syfy simply paid top dollar to get premiere rights.

  • BCB

    You had me at Deep Blue Sea sequel…and lost me at SyFy.

    • jdav


  • J Jett

    isn’t that a Great White shark on the poster, yet the film is focused on Bull sharks? and while i do love several SyFy Channel tv shows (VAN HELSING, GHOST WARS, Z-NATION), the fact this movie is premiering on that channel kind of quelled my excitement for the film. if it’s rated R yet it’s on tv….???? oh and i’m sorry but i can’t take the name Dr. Misty Calhoun seriously in any way, shape or form.

    • Kaijudude

      Not being an asshole here , but Makos , Mako sharks genetically engineered to be …3 times as big i think ? Makos are actual man eaters . But yes that is a great white on the poster.

      • J Jett

        wait i’m confused, so this new movie’s sharks will be Makos? and thank you for the confirmation about the shark on the poster. i thought it was a great white but i couldn’t tell for sure. 🙂

        • Barry El Beardo

          How embarrassing when you cant tell the difference between a Great White and a Makos 😉

          • Saturn

            People have been thrown out of the Alt-Right for less.

          • J Jett

            i know right? what a loser.

        • Kaijudude

          The first movie , i don’t know about the new one, but if the follow the sane formula as the previous one , then maybe .

        • Kaijudude

          Just looked it up , and this time it’s gonna be bull sharks.

  • But will it have an exceptional rap about sharks written and performed by LL Cool J???

  • Mike Lawrence

    Ugh bummer. I was excited until I heard this was just a Syfy special…

  • Kaijudude

    Lol didn’t we have this conversation a few months ago ?

  • Joe Altomere

    If they don’t call it “Deep Blue Seaquel,” I’m out.

    • Saturn

      Followed by Deep Blue Threequel?
      Deep Blue Seanado.
      Deep Blue : Smoke On The Water.
      Deep Blue….Something?

    • Shane Davis

      Ha. Clever. Like that

  • Hamilcar Racho

    Rated R sounds like fun but if the graphics and effects are PG-like, I’m out too

  • Bill & Pepper. BMAF

    An image of one of the sharks has been shared on twitter

  • Nia Snacks

    I have this dope idea for a movie. It’s called Sharktagon. It’s about sharks fighting MMA in the octagon. What do you think Syfy?

  • Brad Tyler

    I got excited for a moment then realised it’s Syfy… No thanks! i’ll pass.

  • HalesTales

    I like the way Warner Bros. creative executive is talking; it gives me promise. I’m still highly doubtful, though.

    That poster, though! The laziness of posters is getting worse and worse . . . even if it isn’t the final one, why even release THAT?

  • Santos L Halper

    will half of SLJ be making an appearance?

  • Tetra-Gramaton-Cleric

    I love the original but let’s be honest, this is a quick, cheap cash-grab that’ll probably be mediocre to outright terrible.

  • Marla

    Quick! Swim away from the CGI shark.

    • Deplorable_Me

      A lot of the scenes in the first one were shot with animatronics.

  • Necro

    So it’s a rated R (I like that) film premiering on ‘SyFy’? Even besides that though I’m more concerned with how bad the CGI will be. Hopefully not bad, but……..

  • MrX13

    So no Thomas Jane or LL Cool J since they were the only survivors from the first one….no thanx!

    • Dean Mastrantoni

      It’s gonna be a silly romp…maybe closer to a Shaknado type absurdness…nobody from 1st one is in it cuz not official sequel…not even being released in theaters…goes straight from Sci-Fi network to dvd…I’m sure it’ll be a shitload of stupid fun if nothing else…LOL, what else could fans really expect or want from this over budgeted schlocky mess of a movie (1st one was anyway) …I’m sure budget for the sequel was trimmed down quite a bit.

      • MrX13

        Possibly all true. I’m sure it’ll look like a Sharknado type of film. And kind of glad that Jane nor LL is in this one.

  • Glen Folkard – GWS Survivor.

    Haha nuffing like the real thing but! Get down the beach and throw a leg in!! Agenda 2030′ needs your blood and guts now! Too many Humans lol..git on the bus!!

    • J Jett

      can you translate that into English?

  • Thasis

    As long as their’s Sam, I don’t even care if Sharks make an appearance in the movie. It could just be Sam on a fishing boat screaming the whole time and I’ll be happy.

  • Nina K.

    If it’s not by Renny Harlin, what’s the point.

  • Dean Mastrantoni

    WTF….No Trailer!!!

  • Super VJ Land

    IM SURE there will be lots of bad-cgi sharks

  • WW

    bad cgi zzzzzzzzzz

  • Didn’t Sy-fy also handle the sequels to Lake Placid (which, if I remember right, came out around the same time as DBS)? If so, this is probably going to wind up yet again being a movie that I love the original edition of, and then it’s followed up by horrible sequels that make Ed Wood films look accomplished.

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