Way back in 2009, Warner Premiere had announced plans for a Deep Blue Sea sequel, which eventually drown in development hell. Now, thanks to the popularity of shark week and the success of films such as The Shallows and 47 Meters Down, Deep Blue Sea 2 is finally in production, according to our friends over at Moviehole. In fact, a Bloody Disgusting tipster had been sending us shots from the set in Cape Town, including the one shared below.
Darin Scott, best known for the awesome social horror anthology Tales From the Hood, is directing with newly announced Aquaman co-star Michael Beach among the cast.
The film is being produced as a telefilm for the SyFy channel, so don’t expect cameos from any of the original Deep Blue Sea players (namely Thomas Jane).
The film allegedly follows Dr. Klaus Van Etten, who is experimenting on bull sharks, much to the chagrin of Misty and her team of marine experts. The sharks get out, of course, and all hell breaks loose.
A few months ago, a story broke that revealed the original film nearly had a sequel in which the sharks would have been weaponized.
Here’s an exclusive shot from the set.