The trailer for Halle Berry’s new shark horror flick, “Dark Tide,” showed up online today. The trailer features the typical shark attack movie fare, but it also features some of Guadalupe’s great white sharks, most notably Cal Ripfin (aka Shredder) who can be seen at 38 seconds in.
“Dark Tide” follows the story of a “shark expert” played by Berry who is involved in a shark attack but later returns to the water after a lucrative proposition from a wealthy thrill-seeker who wants to dive with white sharks outside of the cage. While some of the shark footage was shot at Guadalupe, it appears that the story mainly takes place in South Africa.
If you’re looking for a documentary about white sharks, this isn’t it. Rather it looks to be another horror/thriller with white sharks as the main antagonists (although the storm in the preview looked pretty threatening, too). So, don’t be surprised if your favorite Guadaupe white shark ends up being playing one of the villains in “Dark Tide.”
“Dark Tide” opens March 30, 2012, and is rated PG-13 for “bloody shark attacks and disturbing images” among other things.
A promotional video for “Dark Tide,” a new horror/suspense movie starring Halle Berry, was recently posted by Vimeo user misterbay. The story is centered around a dive instructor (played by Berry) who has a near-fatal encounter with a great white shark, according to IMDB. The movie also stars Olivier Martinez. An official release date has not been announced for the film.
Based on the promotional video and the plot description, it looks like great white sharks will take on an antagonistic role in the film and will be at least partly responsible, along with the other perils of being “lost” at sea, for the “horror/suspense” element.
Variety reports that actress Halle Berry is in talks to play a dive instructor who survives a near-fatal great white shark attack in the upcoming film, "Dark Tide." The article does not mention whether the shark angle is a central part of the plot or not. No word on whether or not a gigantic, fake, rubberized, mechanical shark will be used in the film, which, in turn, could then be used as a pop-culture reference in any news story involving the mention of sharks.