They're going to need a bigger can of shark repellent...
...Via Deadline, we have learned that Film Bridge International has sold writer/director Le-Van Kiet's (Furie) shark survival thriller The Requin to Reset Collective (Australia/New Zealand), YouPlanet (Spain), Mediawan (France), Monolith (Poland), Purple Plan (SE Asia), Blitz Film Group (Ex-Yugo), and Blue Lantern (Vietnam), and this is one shark film we can't wait to see!
Okay, we can't wait to see any shark flick, but still.
In The Requin:
"A couple on a romantic getaway in Vietnam finds themselves stranded at sea after a massive tropical storm sweeps away their seaside villa. With the husband maimed and dying, the wife must fight the elements alone, while Great White sharks circle below."
The film stars Alicia Silverstone (Clueless) and James Tupper (Big Little Lies).
Ellen Wander and Jordan Dykstra of Film Bridge International produced. The production, filmed at Universal Studios in Orlando, was managed by Ashleigh Snead, Aaron Koontz, and Cameron Burns of Paperstreet Pictures.
The producers tell the site that The Requin has nearly 1,000 VFX shots, with Wander noting. “Not only has Kiet delivered an exciting film to watch...but at its core, 'The Requin' is an intense survival story focused on a woman empowered by her will to live.”
The Requin is aiming to release in June, 2021.
By Matt Konopka