A terrifying trailer for Deep Blue Sea 2 has dropped, nineteen years after the first film was released.
The film follows 1999’s hit about super-intelligent killer sharks, which had the likes of Samuel L. Jackson in the cast.
And it seems the sharks are back, as ‘clever’ as ever.
Here’s the trailer:
Thomas Jane (The Punisher), LL Cool J, and Saffron Burrows (The Bank Job) as well as L. Jackson all starred in the original film – but none of them are slated to appear in Deep Blue Sea 2.
In fact, Deep Blue Sea 2 is not brought to us by Warner Bros, but by SYFY.
They’re the people that brought you Sharknado, Sharknado 2, and Sharknado: Heart of Sharkness. What?
Wait, WHAT?! Deep Blue Sea 2?!?! Holy shit!
— Mitch ? (@Mister_Bones) January 13, 2018
There's gonna be a 'Deep Blue Sea 2'!!! pic.twitter.com/z5dzyOpWn0
— Chris (@_Chris_1989_) December 12, 2017
In the ‘budget’ sequel, shark conservationist Dr. Misty Calhoun (Danielle Savre) is invited to consult on a new, top secret project run by pharmaceutical billionaire Carl Durant (Michael Beach).
When science meddles with the time-tested process of nature and nurture, the outcome can be deadly.
THEY MAKING A DEEP BLUE SEA 2 ?? brooooo I’m lit ?
— Ja〽️arcus?? (@ayeitsJAMARCUS) December 16, 2017
Just found out that Deep Blue sea 2 is being made, best news I've heard all year
— Nay Evans (@_nayevans) December 28, 2017
Last year, there were talks of a sequel – with Creative Executive for Warner Bros, Matt Bierman, saying:
We are a true sequel. We wanted to keep to the spirit of Deep Blue Sea and why people love it. The research that was used on the sharks in Deep Blue Sea 2 comes from the mythology and storyline of the first movie.
We have given the lead shark a personality and hope the fans will embrace that as it really helps the storytelling 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!
By the way, a Deep Blue Sea 2 *almost* got off the ground several years back that was Predator-inspired, with a group of Navy Seals battling sharks with machine guns surgically attached to them.
No I'm serious. It was super close to happening. pic.twitter.com/343LSNT5IU
— John Squires (@FreddyInSpace) January 28, 2018
According to ComicBook, in 2009, Warner Bros. attempted to create a sequel, and had asked Jack Perez to create the concept.
Speaking of the scrapped idea, Perez said:
The script is about this scientific research ship that is seized by Somali pirates, and a team of Navy SEALs have to go in and take them out.
The whole ship is basically a gigantic floating laboratory, with a maze of tunnels that the sharks can travel through that open up into tanks.
My thinking was that this was Sgt. Rock vs. sharks, so I developed this platoon kind of based on my favorite Sgt. Rock characters. To a certain degree, it was similar to what they did in Predator; there were definitely echoes of that sort of motley group.
Deep Blue Sea 2 does not currently have a release date, but it is expected to be released on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital this year.