So this shark movie, 47 Meters Down, has quite the history and it’s a good example of just how reactionary some studios in Hollywood truly are.
The trailer starts pretty bad but by the end I think there might be some thrills to this thing. I mean it doesn’t look horrible (seems decently produced), unfortunately it’s yet another shark attack flick that makes little to no sense. So here’s the thing, 47 Meters Down was at one point called In the Deep and was set for a straight to DVD and digital release for August 2nd last year. But then The Shallows turned into a surprise hit, making $119.1 million worldwide on a $17 million budget.
In comes Entertainment Studios who bought distribution rights for 47 Meters Down from Dimension Films (the people who were planing the straight to video release) and now this thing is getting a theatrical release, you guessed it, this summer. What’s the date you ask? Why it’s June 16th in the US while The Shallows was June 24th 2016. I get it, it’s business, they’re trying, but this is no The Shallows. Or maybe I’m wrong and it’s a decent movie (seriously doubt that). One last tidbit about this movie, 47 Meters Down was the working title which became In the Deep, so Entertainment Studios went back to the working title for the theatrical release. Oh and Mandy Moore is in it.