Are you a fan of Shark Week on the Discovery Channel? And do you enjoy your sharks in 3-D? If so, then you are the target audience for the new film by director David R. Ellis (Snakes on a Plane, The Final Destination) titled Shark Night 3-D. Incentive Entertainment is financing the film for $28 million and they are hoping that this will be the Jaws for the new 3-D generation.
Mike Fleiss, Chris Briggs and Lynette Howell are producing shark Night 3-D. Briggs and Fleiss worked together on Hostel and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (the non-good one). Shark Night 3-D will feature CGI and animatronic sharks, which Walt Conti who created the sharks for Deep Blue Sea and the whales in the Free Willy films will be creating.
David R. Ellis has worked with 3-D on The Final Destination and he also served as the second unit director on The Perfect Storm and Deep Blue Sea. So, if anyone has the chops to pull this off, it is David R. Ellis. Shark Night 3-D begins filming this summer in Louisiana.
FYI, we’ve already had a 3-D shark movie and it sucked.