A couple gets stranded in the middle of the shark-infested ocean in “The Requin”

A couple gets stranded in the middle of the shark-infested ocean in "The Requin"
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What is your favorite kind of shark horror movie? A classic like Steven Spielberg’s Jaws (1975), that actually got a few decent sequels, weird mutated oversized sharks causing almost supernatural damages like the ones in Renny Harlin’s masterpiece Deep Blue Sea (1999) that I bet inspired surreal and comical titles including Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus (2009), Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus (2010), Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark (2014), or Mega Shark vs. Kolossus (2015), or the most credible style of shark-horror films so popular in the current century where young people get stranded in the sea attacked by the deadly predators like Open Water (2003), The Reef (2010), Shark Night (2011), The Shallows (2016), 47 Meters Down (2017), and their sequels?

The Requin (2022) is a horror-thriller shark flick that belongs to the latest category. In it, a couple on a romantic getaway find themselves stranded at sea when a tropical storm sweeps away their villa. In order to survive, the injured couple is forced to fight the elements, while great white sharks circle below.

This is the new movie written and directed by Vietnamese-born filmmaker Le-Van Kiet, better known for martial-arts crime thriller Furie (2019). He has also been behind the horror and thriller titles House in the Alley (2012), Bay Cap 3 (2012), The Lost Tour: Vietnam (2014), and The Rich Woman (2016). The Requin (2022) is his first American movie.

Alicia Silverstone, James Tupper, Deirdre O’Connell, and Jennifer Mudge are the stars in The Requin (2022).

The movie is Rated R for language and some grisly images. It is scheduled for a release in the USA on January 28, 2022, by Saban Films. Here you can watch the official trailer for The Requin (2022).