One of the best bad movies of the past 20 years is Deep Blue Sea, the 1999 Samuel L. Jackson-starring horror movie about sharks that become super-smart after an experiment to cure Alzheimers goes wrong. The movie was totally bonkers and a throwback to the B movies of yesteryear, and we haven’t really seen anything like it since. But that’s about to change, as a Deep Blue Sea sequel is on the way — and it already has a trailer.
The film will be released straight to Blu-ray/DVD and digital on April 17, 2018, and the plot will once again center around super-smart sharks out to show humans who’s boss. Here’s the official synopsis for the the Darin Scott-helmed thriller:
A shark conservationist Dr. Misty Calhoun is invited to consult on a new, top secret project run by pharmaceutical billionaire Carl Durant. She believes the project, performed at a remote, sea-based facility, focuses on extracting shark antibodies to help work toward cures for human diseases. However, Dr. Calhoun is shocked to learn that the company is using unpredictable bull sharks as its test subjects, and Durant has bio-engineered a shiver of highly intelligent, super-aggressive bull sharks. When science meddles with the time-tested process of nature and nurture, the outcome can be deadly.
The time appears right for a Deep Blue Sea sequel, as shark-themed horror films are once again in vogue thanks to recent hits like 47 Meters Down and The Shallows, the upcoming potential blockbuster The Meg, and a president who is reportedly obsessed with and terrified of the aquatic beasts. You can check out the trailer for Deep Blue Sea 2 below, and remember to stay out of the water… if said water is filled with sadistic genetically-altered sharks.