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Untitled Shark Thriller 3D (Ellis, 2011)

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It's somewhat sad when Hollywood cannot even come up with a title for a film.

David Ellis, who directed Snakes on a Plane, is at work on another nature-run-amoke thriller which was originally called "Shark Night" but has now simply adopted Untitled Shark Thriller until a new title comes along.

And a new title will come along, right?

Perhaps not. NY Mag says Ellis, and Relativity (the distributor), might just roll the film out on September 2 with Untitled Shark Thriller 3D.

"I hated the original title [Shark Night 3D], too," Ellis told the mag, "so at our weekly production meetings, I made everyone on the crew come up with names Chums, Fins, Terror on the Lake but they all seemed kind of cheesy. And so until I hear a better name, I like what we've got right now: Untitled 3D Shark Thriller. The title says everything you need to know: 'Weve got sharks.' 'Its in 3D.' and, 'Its a thriller.'"

There you go. The studio suits seems to be keen on that.

Starring Sara Paxton, the film concerns a group of college friends spend a weekend at a house on the lake, only to find that danger lurks beneath its waters.

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If someone makes a movie about sharks, you can be sure I'm going to see it. I'm 'meh' on the 3D, but watching nubile teens being eaten by sharks will never get old. But if this is a house on a lake, are they going to be Bull Sharks? I want Great Whites, dammit.
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Re: Untitled Shark Thriller 3D (Ellis, 2011)

i'm in...and i hope they keep that title although "CHUMS" seems like a good one.
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Re: Untitled Shark Thriller 3D (Ellis, 2011)

I was intrigued until I read the words: "David Ellis, who directed Snakes on a Plane".
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This has SyFy original written all over it.
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Re: Untitled Shark Thriller 3D (Ellis, 2011)

Originally Posted by KillerCannibal View Post
If someone makes a movie about sharks, you can be sure I'm going to see it. I'm 'meh' on the 3D, but watching nubile teens being eaten by sharks will never get old. But if this is a house on a lake, are they going to be Bull Sharks? I want Great Whites, dammit.
If they want to be accurate then only Bull Sharks can live in fresh water. Maybe the location can be a saltwater bay so we get Great Whites.
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They should title it "Sharks in Water".
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Re: Untitled Shark Thriller 3D (Ellis, 2011)

Originally Posted by whoopdido View Post
This has SyFy original written all over it.
That was my initial thought as well...
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Re: Untitled Shark Thriller 3D (Ellis, 2011)

Originally Posted by KillerCannibal View Post
If someone makes a movie about sharks, you can be sure I'm going to see it. I'm 'meh' on the 3D, but watching nubile teens being eaten by sharks will never get old. But if this is a house on a lake, are they going to be Bull Sharks? I want Great Whites, dammit.


Even though Snakes on a Plane was a monstrous disappointment, creature features, especially aquatically themed ones, I cannot resist. As a former child obsessed with everything sharks, I share you concerns... but surely, there will be some sort of throwaway explanation as to why a 25ft White is terrorizing kids in a lake. Just like in Jaws 4 when they take the effort to scientifically explain why a Great White would follow a family thousands of miles to the Caribbean. Revenge.

Don't give a shit about the 3d. Hopefully, the flick is in the same spirit as Piranha 3d... gory and fun. This time let's hope Ellis doesn't miss the mark, like with SoaP.

Also, I think "Chums" is a brilliant title, surprised it was dismissed. I'm a sucker for puns.
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Re: Untitled Shark Thriller 3D (Ellis, 2011)

Ellis has a mixed record, but he did manage to make "Final Destination 2" more fun than it had any right to be, so I have some hope here. I agree with making it more like "Piranha 3D" in that I'd like to have a large group of kids partying, that way we get to see lots of people get eaten.
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Re: Untitled Shark Thriller 3D (Ellis, 2011)

For half a second I thought Bret Easton Ellis was going to direct a thriller about sharks, and I got so excited.

And then...
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Re: Untitled Shark Thriller 3D (Ellis, 2011)

I would rather see the rumored Meg get made.
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Sharks In Venice 2: Sharks Out Of Venice
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Re: Untitled Shark Thriller 3D (Ellis, 2011)

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I would rather see the rumored Meg get made.
Agreed. The concept art and rumored opening sequence got me very excited. Seems like it'll be stuck in development hell forever.
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The Meg books are frickin awesome. There are SO MANY scenes from those novels that I'd love to see on screen. With a few minor changes (especially the ending) I think the first Meg book would make an awesome movie...or take some of the best parts of all 4 books and just merge them together if sequels aren't in the cards.

Unfortunately I don't think the movie will ever get made though. Bummer.
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Re: Untitled Shark Thriller 3D (Ellis, 2011)

Originally Posted by whoopdido View Post
The Meg books are frickin awesome. There are SO MANY scenes from those novels that I'd love to see on screen. With a few minor changes (especially the ending) I think the first Meg book would make an awesome movie...or take some of the best parts of all 4 books and just merge them together if sequels aren't in the cards.

Unfortunately I don't think the movie will ever get made though. Bummer.
That's the sad part in all of this. Movies that shouldn't be made are bankrolled while great existing ideas are overlooked. I bet if James Cameron said that he wanted to make Meg he could get it done. I would rather see him do that than another Avaturd movie.
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Originally Posted by dsa_shea View Post
That's the sad part in all of this. Movies that shouldn't be made are bankrolled while great existing ideas are overlooked. I bet if James Cameron said that he wanted to make Meg he could get it done. I would rather see him do that than another Avaturd movie.
I actually don't know what the problem is. Maybe the books just aren't popular...I really have no idea how to judge the popularity of a book series when the author isn't Steven King or John Grisham or something.

Anyway, Jan de Bont, of Speed fame, was set to direct at one point and I believe Roland Emmerich's name was mentioned at one point too. I mean those are big name directors and there was talk of it getting a $100 million budget as well, so we're not talking about those shitty SyFy movies or anything. It was supposed to be a big deal, but it's just been languishing for years and I don't know what the problem is.

I absolutely loved the books and will keep reading them as long as Steve Alten keeps writing them, but like I said, maybe they're just not very popular and nobody is willing to take the risk of adapting an "unnpopular" book series into a $100 million movie. But I've been waiting for the Meg movie for years and years.
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Awful.
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I would rather see the rumored Meg get made.
This
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So...there's a shark in a lake. Ooooooooooooook.
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Re: Untitled Shark Thriller 3D (Ellis, 2011)

I read somewhere that this was to be PG-13, which killed all my enthusiasm for it. Maybe that was bullshit but this trailer doesn't look too badass, so I'm sure that was true.
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not only does the obligatory black guy die, they show it in the trailer. rofl.
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not only does the obligatory black guy die, they show it in the trailer. rofl.
First thing I thought when I watched this.

Looks terrible, but could be terribly fun. Since after the first attack everyone would just stay out of the water (I assume), is there also some angle where someone is feeding these kids to the sharks? I got that vibe.
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I read somewhere that this was to be PG-13, which killed all my enthusiasm for it. Maybe that was bullshit but this trailer doesn't look too badass, so I'm sure that was true.
Ummm...the best shark movie ever made and probably the ONLY shark movie that's even halfway watchable is rated PG and would be rated PG-13 at the most if it came out today.
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Ummm...the best shark movie ever made and probably the ONLY shark movie that's even halfway watchable is rated PG and would be rated PG-13 at the most if it came out today.
There's a big difference between ratings in 1975 and today.

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