Altitude Film Sales, who handled 47 Meters Down and the forthcoming Great White, is diving back into shark territory with The Wreck, which they’ll be handling at the forthcoming Cannes virtual market, reports Variety.
“The film will follow a group of old college friends who reunite on a Caribbean scuba diving trip exploring the wreckage of a WWII battleship and find themselves trapped inside the underwater labyrinth of rusted metal surrounded by great white sharks.”
The film will be directed by Liam O’Donnell, who “began his career working with Hydraulx VFX on projects including Fox’s Alien vs. Predator: Requiem (2007), Marvel’s Iron Man 2 (2009) and Relativity/Universal’s Skyline (2010), which he produced and co-wrote,” notes the site, adding that “O’Donnell wrote his directorial debut, Beyond Skyline, starring Frank Grillo, Bojana Novakovic and Iko Uwais. Recently, O’Donnell wrote and directed the trilogy capper Skylines, starring Lindsey Morgan, Rhona Mitra and Alexander Siddig.”
O’Donnell also directed a portion of Bloody Disgusting’s sci-fi anthology Portals.
“Principal photography will commence in Malta in September with shark attack film veteran Mark Silk (47 Meters Down, 47 Meters Down: Uncaged) serving as DoP.”