New Director Takes Arclight’s ‘Bait’

According to the Caleel Agency (among a few other agency sources) Kimble Rendall will replace Russell Mulcahy as the director for Arclight Films’ Bait 3D. Jesse Spencer was originally attached to star, with previous offers out to both Xavier Samuel (The Loved Ones, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) and Julian McMahon (Faces in the Crowd, “Nip/Tuck”), sources tell Bloody Disgusting. No word on the status of their involvement. Rendall was the second unit director on such films as Knowing, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans and the two Matrix sequels. In a sleepy coastal resort community, shoppers at an underground supermarket find themselves terrorized by a crazed bandit when the unimaginable occurs… A monstrous freak tsunami swallows the town. Now trapped inside a flooded supermarket with an armed maniac and rushing water threatening to entomb them all in a watery grave, the imprisoned band of survivors discover they’re not alone. The tsunami has brought some unwanted visitors from the depths. As the waters rise they must overcome not only the threat of drowning, but another threat, just as deadly and far more bloodthirsty… Packs of hungry tiger sharks.