After almost 20 years, we will get the sequel to Deep Blue Sea. Thomas Jane will not be back, but SyFy will release Deep Blue Sea 2 in 2018. As of now, there is no specific release date for this sequel. What is great for fans of the original movie is that the sequel has been given an R-rating. This is everything that one could want in a movie about scientifically altered, deadly sharks.
In Deep Blue Sea 2, the plot is about a shark conservationist Dr. Misty Calhoun who is invited to consult a secret project by a pharmaceutical billionaire, Carl Durant. Calhoun is shocked to hear that the company is using some unpredictable and aggressive bull sharks as test subjects. Matt Bierman, the creative executive for Warner Bros, had this to say about the movie:
“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 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 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!”
The slow build may have to do with the fact that the movie has a low budget and that they cannot have a lot of action. The cast for Deep Blue Sea 2 includes Danielle Savre, Nathan Lynn, Rob Mayes, Kim Syster, Darron Meyer and Michael Beach. The sequel is directed by Darin Scott and was filmed in Cape Town, South Africa.
The original Deep Blue Sea had been released in 1999 and, it has truly gained cult status over the years. Even if it is on the opposite end of the spectrum, it is the second-best shark movie made, next to Jaws. With hits like 47 Meters Down, the Sharknado movies and The Shallows, there has been a renewed interest in shark movies. UHM does not make it clear if and when the movie will release on Blu-ray/DVD. There is also no word on its theatrical release.