As we reported last month, Dimension Films’ shark thriller In The Deep (originally titled 47 Meters Down) was all set for a US home release on August 2nd. Just a week before the planned release however, the DVD has been pulled along with the VOD release, in favour of a run on the big screen.
While it’s a fair bet that the success of The Shallows (which weirdly, was originally titled In The Deep) has something to do with the decision, the cinema release was made possible due to Dimension selling the film to Entertainment Studios who, according to THR, paid a seven-figure sum for the finished product. The plot thickens though, with In The Deep reportedly reverting back to the title 47 Meters Down before it rolls out in 2500 US cinemas sometime in 2017. It will be released through Freestyle Media.
In The Deep/47 Meters Down is directed by The Other Side of the Door helmer Johannes Roberts, and stars onetime teen pop star Mandy Moore (Southland Tales, American Dreamz), Claire Holt (The Vampire Diaries), Matthew Modine (Full Metal Jacket, The Dark Knight Rises), Santiago Segura (Scream: The TV Series) and Yani Gellman (Jason X, Urban Legends: Final Cut).
In The Deep dives into a world of two sisters who become trapped at the bottom of the ocean when a diving expedition to observe sharks goes horribly wrong. When the cable attaching the observation cage to the boat breaks and the cage sinks to the bottom of the ocean, the sisters must figure out a way to get back to safety battling injuries, lack of oxygen, and, worst of all, blood thirsty, great white sharks.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)