The sequel to last year's shark horror/thriller 47 Meters Down has been titled 47 Meters Down: Uncaged, and gets a 2019 release date as filming begins. The movie was previously titled 48 Meters Down, but that appears to have been scrapped. The sequel to 47 Meters Down was announced late last year, and director Johannes Roberts is set to return for the upcoming film.
Last summer's indie shark film 47 Meters Down was headlined by Mandy Moore (This is Us) and Claire Holt (The Vampire Diaries). The film centered on a pair of sisters that get stranded at the bottom of an ocean with great white sharks after a cage-diving venture goes wrong. With only a small budget of $5.5 million, the film managed to rake in a total gross of $53.6 million. Roberts co-wrote the script with Ernest Riera, and the two put together a terrifying underwater experience moviegoers are sure to remember.
According to Deadline, the upcoming project titled 47 Meters Down: Uncaged will begin production this week in the Dominican Republic. The picture has a scheduled release date for June 28, 2019, and a cast has been assembled. 47 Meters Down: Uncaged stars Sophie Nelisse (The Book Thief), John Corbett (Sex And The City), Nia Long (Empire), Corinne Foxx, Sistine Stallone, Brianne Tju (Scream TV Series), Davi Santos (Polaroid), and Khylin Rhambo (Teen Wolf). Foxx and Stallone are the daughters of Jamie Foxx and Sylvester Stallone, respectively; they both will be making their film debuts. The synopsis is as follows:
'The film will tell the story of four teens diving in a ruined underwater city, who quickly find themselves in a watery hell as their adventure turns to horror when they learn they are not alone in the submerged caves. As they swim deeper into the claustrophobic labyrinth of caves they enter the territory of the deadliest shark species in the ocean."
Roberts has been very active in the horror community since 47 Meters Down, and even went on to make the long overdue sequel, The Strangers: Prey at Night. Byron Allen's ESMP will be distributing the project, and Roberts has written the script with returning co-writer, Ernest Riera. Roberts has also claimed it will be an underwater version of The Descent. With plot details now made public it would appear Roberts comments from earlier this year are backed up by the synopsis. The follow up to last summer's box office hit is expected to up the ante and suspense factor, but it remains to be seen if Uncaged will be anywhere near as successful as 47 Meters Down.
With production set to begin this week, fans of the shark thriller can expect images to be showcased online at some point. 47 Meters Down was very high on its tension building, and shocking twist but perhaps the sequel will leave audiences even more traumatized. The first film is one of the more recent entries of shark movie genre revival. Roberts may have a hit on his hands if he effectively captures The Descent underwater for 47 Meters Down: Uncaged.