The first teaser poster for Dark Tide, an action-thriller starring Halle Berry (X-Men trilogy) and Olivier Martinez (S.W.A.T.) has appeared online.
As you can probably tell, sharks are involved. It’s been roughly 8 years since we last saw sharks on the big screen, with Deep Blue Sea in 1999 and Open Water in 2003, but they seem to be making a comeback recently with Relatively Media’s Shark Night 3D hitting in September, and now Dark Tide.
Diving instructor Kate Mathieson (Halle Berry), who had a near-fatal encounter with a Great White Shark, returns to deep waters with a small group of marine biologist and tourists. Things turn to the worse when they get shipwrecked on a small rocky island surrounded by Great White Sharks and must find a way to escape.
In an interview with The Wrap last year writer Amy Sorlie (a journalist and accomplished shark diver) said:
“I tried to keep it very authentic. A lot of shark movies tend to be, for lack of a better word, “cheesy.” I really wanted to be respectful of these animals and set a film in their environment, as opposed to a shark that hunts a group of spring breakers or beachgoers. There are a lot of people that make a living studying Great Whites, so I wanted to approach it from that angle, while still keeping the thrilling moments people expect from a film like this.”
Dark Tide is directed by John Stockwell (Blue Crush, Into the Blue) and will be released sometime this year.