Just when you think it was safe to go back in the water, a new shark film shows up to give you more nightmares. Saban Films dives into a new shark-themed creature feature. A new trailer has arrived online for the upcoming man-eating great white shark thriller, appropriately titled MANEATER.
The new great white shark thriller, MANEATER, is written and directed by Justin Lee. You can check out the newly released official trailer for MANEATER below:
A GREAT WHITE SHARK IS ON THE HUNT IN MANEATER
The upcoming film stars Nicky Whelan, Shane West, Trace Adkins, and Jeff Fahey. In the new film, Jessie (Whelan) is dealing with the fallout of a broken engagement. Her friends then convince her to go along anyway for her prepaid honeymoon, so she can drown her sorrows in an idyllic tropical island paradise, with her friends in tow of course. However, their revelry is interrupted by the arrival of a man-eating shark swimming in the waters.
Based on the trailer, things are going well for Jessie and her friends in the tropical paradise. They have a fun dolphin encounter, and then a great white shark shows up and ruins their day. While the shark looks clearly CG-animated, it appears there will at least be copious amounts of blood and gore, as the shark goes on the hunt and eats the vacationing tourists.
It does appear there will be a Quint type of shark hunter in the film portrayed by Trace Adkins. So, after the shark starts eating people, it looks like there will be a point where Jessie Quilan and shark hunter Harlan Burke go on the hunt for this rogue great white shark.
It’s interesting to think Peter Benchley’s original Jaws book was first published almost 50 years ago in 1974. The film was later adapted into Steven Spielberg’s classic, iconic film of the same name, released in 1975. Jaws was a global smash. It changed cinema forever. And almost 50 years later, filmmakers are still inspired by Jaws and making suspense thriller films about rogue shark attacks. We’ve gotten super smart sharks like in Deep Blue Sea. More grounded and realistic terror from films like The Shallows. We even got a monstrous shark that can swallow boats whole in The Meg. Not to mention there’s also a thing called “Shark Week.”
While MANEATER does look like it could be fun, in real life, it’s important to remember great white sharks are an endangered species and are a protected species in certain waters. Sharks are predators and while shark attacks in the wild are possible, they are statistically rare, and creatures like great white sharks need to continue being protected.
MANEATER arrives on August 26. The film will receive a day and date release in theaters, video on demand, and digital on demand. The film does not yet have a rating. Hopefully, the rating is R to make this a little edgier and bloodier. That is one of the best reasons to watch any type of suspense thriller where a shark is involved.
What do you think of the new trailer? Does MANEATER look like a cool, suspenseful shark thriller worth checking out? Do you think it will be a more entertaining experience than Sharknado? Let us know what you think about the new film over on our official Twitter account.
SOURCE: Saban Films, YouTube