Johannes Roberts’ shark thriller 47 Meters Down was something of a surprise hit. Initially set to go straight to DVD, the film was hastily given a big screen release – presumably following the success of The Shallows – and went on to reap some very healthy box office. It didn’t take long for a sequel to be announced, and we already have a synopsis and release date.
Taking us ever so slightly deeper, 48 Meters Down is set for release by Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures on June 28th, 2019. The synopsis reads like this:
48 Meters Down takes place in Brazil with five young women from different backgrounds and countries united by their lust for life and adventure in the coastal metropolis of Recife. In an attempt to get off the tourist trail, they decide to explore a hidden underwater ruin but the caves where the forgotten city lies are inhabited by the deadliest shark species in the ocean.
Roberts is currently writing the script with his 47 Meters Down collaborator, Ernest Riera, and will once again be in the director’s chair. On producing duties are James Harris, Mark Lane, Wayne Marc Godfrey and Robert Jones of the Fyzz Facility.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)