This fall we will see an epic battle for 3D B-horror movie supremacy at the box office. In one corner stands the sequel to last year's franchise reboot, Piranha 3DD - in the other corner, Shark Night 3D. One features a cast of semi-famous actors fighting for survival against deadly CGI fish; the other, features...pretty much the same.
However, today we have the first trailer for just one of these deadly sea creature 3D B-movies - and the winner of that non-competition is none other than Shark Night 3D.
Check out this totally unofficial synopsis for the film, as written by me after having watched the trailer just once:
A group of pretty people go on vacation at a scenic lake getaway, where they soon discover, to their horror, that the waters are inhabited by the most vicious predators in the sea: sharks. A fight for survival ensues, stupid decisions are made, and two of the pretty people (not the black guy) are brought closer together, even as the sharks rip their friends apart. In 3D.
Now, having read that totally unofficial synopsis, take a look at the trailer for Shark Night 3D:
The pretty blonde with the piercing eyes is Sara Paxton, who you may recognize from such esteemed films as Superhero Movie and The Last House on the Left remake. Also sparking vague hints of memory in your brain is likely the sight of Joel Moore, who played Sigourney Weaver's dorky assistant in Avatar. Also in there are Chris Zylka (the new Flash Thompson in the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man), Christine Quinn (from the now-canceled Lone Star) and famous tattoo artist (who often plays a tattoo artist in movies) Gill Montie. Just try an guess which actors will likely end up as chum for the sharks.
Shark Night will be directed by famed stuntman-turned-director David R. Ellis (Homeward Bound 2, Final Destination 2, Snakes on a Plane, Cellular, The Final Destination). You should already know what you're getting, based on that filmography.
So, is Shark Night 3D going to be a good movie? Not bloody likely. Will it be a fun piece of B-movie horror schlock? Hopefully. Will it be fun to see this film AND Piranha 3DD and then argue with friends about which one was better (read: worse)? In my case, the answer is: definitely.
Shark Night 3D will swim into theaters first, on September 2, 2011.
Source: iTunes Movie Trailers