The initial trailer for Deep Blue Sea 2 has been released. The Deep Blue Sea is truly a cult classic in various ways, and a sequel has been anticipated for a long time now. Sadly, it never really worked out. But, the wait is over now. Warner Bros has gone ahead and made the film, which is now all set to directly release on DVD and Blu-ray instead of a theatrical release. At least, that’s what has been told to us. Now the first Deep Blue Sea 2 trailer is here to showcase the fantastic B grade movie action involving the shark which you had been waiting for close to two decades.
Deep Blue Sea 2 is based on shark conservationist Dr. Misty Calhoun, who receives an invitation to consult on a secret project conducted by pharmaceutical billionaire Carl Durant (Michael Beach). As seen in the trailer, she is stunned to know that the company had been experimenting with the unpredictable and deadly bull sharks. As you might recall, the original film was based on Mako sharks. This idea goes terribly wrong, and a great deal of violence unleashes. Earlier in December, it was confirmed that the film would be an R-rated sequel.
Other than the film using bull sharks instead of mako sharks, the footage gives the feel of a remake more than a sequel. There are a lot of similarities in story and plot such as the sharks attacking the facility, forcing human evacuation, all of which is nearly the same as the original Deep Blue Sea film. But, Matt Bierman, creative executive, WB claimed that Deep Blue Sea 2 is a “true sequel” during an interview last year.
“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!”
This is not the first time we heard about a Deep Blue Sea sequel. Last year we had heard about the Mega Shark Versus Giant Octopus maker Jack Perez being tasked by WB to write a sequel’s series. His sequel was grand would have seen armed sharks. It was also probably very costly, and that’s why the studio rejected it. Rather, now we are probably all set to get a low-cost remake, being marketed as a sequel. The film started production in July last year. Just imagine that the Deep Blue Sea 2 nearly never got made.
The original Deep Blue Sea came out in 1999, and while it was not critically appreciated, it earned $164 million at the box office. However, a $60 million budget denied it an opportunity to become a huge revenue generator for the studio. As of now, there is no release date mentioned for Deep Blue Sea 2. Go ahead and check out the Deep Blue Sea 2 trailer provided below by IGN YouTube channel.