A new age of killer monstrous animal movies started in the later 1990s, with titles like Anaconda (1997), Lake Placid (1999), and Renny Harlin’s Deep Blue Sea (1999). The first two became prolific sagas since their very early inception, although Harlin’s mutated shark epic took a little bit longer to see its sequels. But, of course, they ended up arriving, and after Deep Blue Sea 2 (2018) a couple of years ago now it’s the turn of Deep Blue Sea 3 (2020).
Going back in time 2 decades, Deep Blue Sea (1999) told the story of a group of research scientists, working in an abandoned off-shore submarine facility, who appear to have discovered a neuro-stimulant, extracted from the brains of sharks, that cures Alzheimer’s disease. However, they illegally inducted gene manipulation techniques to enhance the brain size of the sharks to attain their spectacular results. During a severe storm, the sharks manage to escape and the research facility suffers a catastrophic structural integrity failure as it begins to submerge. Dinner for the squalids was served.
This time, in Deep Blue Sea 3 (2020), Dr. Emma Collins and her team are spending their third summer on the island of Little Happy studying the effect of climate change on the great white sharks who come to the nearby nursery every year to give birth. Along with the last two inhabitants of this former fishing village, their peaceful life is disrupted when a scientific team led by her ex-boyfriend and marine biologist Richard show up looking for three bull sharks who we soon learn aren’t just any bull sharks.
Deep Blue Sea 3 (2020) has been directed by John Pogue, also responsible for Quarantine 2: Terminal (2011), The Quiet Ones (2014), and Blood Brother (2018). Dirk Blackman, writer of Black Mask 2: City of Masks (2002), Outlander (2008), and Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009), has been in charge of the screenplay. The main cast of the movie is formed by Tania Raymonde, Nathaniel Buzolic, Emerson Brooks, Bren Foster, Reina Aoi, Alex Bhat, Siya Mayola, Ernest St Claire, DeVille Vannik, and Brashaad Mayweather.
First intended to be developed by Netflix, the movie has been produced under Roserock Films. July 28, 2020, is the chosen release date for Deep Blue Sea 3 (2020) on digital, while August 25, 2020, on it, will be out as a Blu-ray and DVD combo pack. Here you can watch the official trailer for the movie:
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