Get ready for this year’s new shark attack movie, which was inspired by real events.
Fans of shark-attack films, this year's Australian horror thriller Great White might just be what you are looking for. 'Jaws' was the first film to have made audiences terrified to go back in the water in the summer of 1975. And it looks like the terror of what lies underneath the waters is coming back. Starring Tucker and Dale vs. Evil actress Katrina Bowden, Great White is Martin Wilson's feature directorial debut. According to Bloody Disgusting, Michael Boughen (Tomorrow, When The War Began, Killer Elite, The Loved Ones) wrote the script.
Trailer for Australian Horror Movie ‘Great White’ Delivers the Shark Attack Terror You’re Looking For https://t.co/frzmQvAyu9— Bloody Disgusting (@BDisgusting) February 8, 2021
Martin Wilson shared “The most important thing is that we tell a story and keep it as real as possible for the audience. Under the direction of Production Designer Adam Head, an array of sharks have been built, and by using a combination of techniques we believe Great White will have audiences completely engrossed and convinced it was worth buying the ticket. It’s all about the experience.” The story revolves around seaplane operators and lovers, Kaz Fellows (Katrina Bowden) and Charlie Brody (Aaron Jakubenko), along with their passengers, Joji Minase (Tim Kano), his wife Michelle (Kimie Tsukakoshi), and cook Benny (Te Kohe Tuhaka), who take a flight to Hell’s Reef. They soon become abandoned miles from shore and need to get to the beach to survive. But alas, two Great White sharks begin hunting them and it's all about how to survive from there! Great White is said to have been inspired by true events and is also said to "tap into our most primal fear of the deep, and delivers the stuff of nightmares in the form of the ocean’s most dangerous apex predator." The film is said to release sometime over the summer but no official date has been confirmed as of now.
Katrina Bowden also describes the script as layered, sweet, and heartbreaking, as reported by We Got This Covered. Also based on the recently dropped trailer, it seems that the movie seems to be using an actual shark model instead of the CGI creatures you tend to see these days. Which may be interesting to watch on screen. Also, the Australian film is said to have been inspired by real-life events. The east coast of the country is no stranger to shark attacks. Apparently, eight people have been killed in 2020 alone, out of which six of them have died by Great Whites. In 2019 there were no fatal attacks. This change, scientists believe could be due to "change in water temperature, the loss of the shark’s usual prey or related to whale migration patterns".
Watch the trailer for the film below: