WARNING: Trailer features fictional scenes of dismemberment and whatnot.
Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the supermarket…no, really. “Bait 3D” is an upcoming film that centers around a group of people trapped in underground supermarket that has been flooded by a tsunami. Based on the trailer, it appears the film will feature a mix of practical and digital special effects to represent the villainous rogue great white shark (or sharks) that wreak havoc on the flooded market.
The movie industry seems to be no stranger to the “killer shark” formula for horror/suspense movies these days. The past year has seen movies such as Shark Night 3D and Dark Tide (which featured some footage of actual great white sharks shot on location at Isla de Guadalupe). And, while “Bait 3D” probably won’t win praise from any of the shark conservationist groups out there, it probably isn’t going to win any awards for Best Picture either. Keep in mind, it’s just a movie…a campy-looking horror movie, at that.
“Bait 3D” is scheduled for release in Australia, along with a few other international markets, in September.
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.