Before the filming of his upcoming work The Strangers 2 (2018) ends, director Johannes Roberts will see how this summer his latest completed movie hits theaters. Co-written with Ernest Riera, who also collaborated with the director on his previous film The Other Side of the Door (2016), 47 Meters Down (2017) tells the story of two young sporty adventurous sisters vacationing in Mexico who are trapped in a shark cage at the bottom of the ocean. With less than an hour of oxygen left and great white sharks circling nearby, they must fight to survive.
The plot is pretty similar to another very recent shark flick The Shallows (2016), directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and starring Blake Lively. Which was a very simple thrilling film with a superb direction that kept one glued to your chair for an almost hour and a half. Johannes Roberts has proved his skills in creating tenseness plots in small locations, like was shown with Storage 24 (2012) –read our review here–. This time we change the storage room for a shark cage and the aliens for great white sharks. Now I wonder, which situation seems more dreadful now?
47 Meters Down (2017) is starred by Mandy Moore, Claire Holt and Matthew Modine. It was planned to be a straight to DVD/VoD release until Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios bought its distribution rights and now it will be given a theatrical release in several countries. Some release dates are 16th of June in the USA, 22nd of June in the Netherlands, 28th of June in Belgium, 21st of July in Spain or 12th of August in Japan. Check out the official trailer and poster.
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