After being picked up by Lionsgate and Wrekin Hill Entertainment, a pretty boring poster has premiered for John Stockwell’s shark thriller Dark Tide, which features Halle Berry and those berries that made her so famous. It looks like they’re selling it as a surf movie as opposed to a horror-thriller. And what’s with the tagline – “In Shark Alley, courage runs deep…” – what the hell does that even mean?
Wrekin Hill acquired U.S. rights and will release the Halle Berry-Olivier Martinez action thriller on VOD, electronic sell-through and packaged media. The distribution plan leads off with a three-week Ultra VOD window on March 8th with a theatrical release on March 30th, culminating in a packaged media and Digital Download release.
In the film, “Kate (Halle Berry), shark naturalist and documentarian, has been reluctant to re-enter the water since the tragic death of her mentor. Once renowned for swimming with Great White Sharks without the protection of a cage, Kate now spends her days giving mundane wildlife tours. However, the surprise arrival of her old partner and boyfriend, Jeff (Olivier Martinez), convinces her to face her inner demons and get back in the water with the fiercest of predators.”