In recent years, galeophobia – the fear of sharks – has filled our gorged and bloody hearts with films like the successful Sharknado franchise, last year’s box office smash The Shallows and even 2011’s box office blunder that was Shark Night 3D. All of these movies have tried to dethrone the best, most untouchable shark movie of all time – Jaws. Most horror film fans don’t think that any movie can even compete with it, not even next year’s highly anticipated movie Meg based on Steve Alten’s novel. However, there is another movie that is actually coming to theaters June 23rd called 47 Meter’s Down starring Mandy Moore and Claire Holt, and co-starring the talented Matthew Modine. The trailer alone is terrifying and makes me galeophobic. Check it out below!
Official Synopsis of 47 Meters Down:
Two sisters, vacationing in Mexico, are trapped in a shark cage at the bottom of the ocean with less than an hour of oxygen left and great white sharks circling nearby.
I came across some interesting tidbits about this movie as I was researching: it was originally released on VOD and DVD in the spring of 2016 under the name In the Deep, but after only a week, the film was taken down; the title was changed to 47 Meters Down and a theatrical re-release set for the summer of 2017. Te film was directed by Johannes Roberts (The Other Side of the Door), who is rumored to be directing the upcoming sequel The Strangers 2.
I’m very curious about the change of the film’s name from In the Deep to 47 Meters Down as well as its upcoming theatrical re-release. Could it only be a coincidence that Mandy Moore just happens to have be in This Is Us, one of the highest rated night time dramas currently on TV? Honestly, I’m just glad I’m finally going to be able see this flick. I cannot wait to get stuck 47 Meters Down. Do you guys think it could be up to par with Jaws or The Shallows? Watch the trailer and let us know what you think in the comments!