47 Meters Down sequel to film in UK water tanks

A sequel to 2017 shark survival feature 47 Meters Down is prepping to shoot in the UK and the Dominican Republic.

A sequel to 2017 shark survival feature 47 Meters Down is now prepping to shoot later this year in the UK and the Dominican Republic.

Entitled 47 Meters Down: The Next Chapter, the movie sees Johannes Roberts return to the director’s chair, calling the shots from a screenplay he wrote with Ernest Rivera.

47 Meters Down sequel to film in UK water tanks
47 Meters Down

Roberts and Rivera also wrote the original feature that centred on two sisters who become trapped in a shark cage on the seabed and hunted by the predators while on holiday in Mexico.

The film was made for around $5.5m and went on to gross more than $44m.

An underwater Brazilian city is reportedly the setting for the sequel, with Dominican Republic locations doubling for the South American country. The film comes from The Fyzz Facility, with the key producers from the first movie also returning for the follow-up.

The production will also use the large-scale water tanks at Pinewood Dominican Republic, where the first movie was shot, along with the tank facilities at Pinewood UK and at the Underwater Studio, Basildon, 35 miles east of London.

Pinewood offers one of Europe's largest exterior water tanks, as well as an interior tank facility that is permanently filled and temperature-controlled. Basildon has a 20-foot-deep tank of its own.

Audiences demonstrated a continuing enthusiasm for shark attack stories this summer, with The Meg collecting $525m worldwide from a production budget of around $130m. That film set up new water tank facilities near Auckland in New Zealand specifically for the shoot, which have since been made permanent as Kumeu Film Studios.

Images: Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures

47 Meters Down sequel to film in UK water tanks
47 Meters Down

A sequel to 2017 shark survival feature 47 Meters Down is now prepping to shoot later this year in the UK and the Dominican Republic.

Entitled 47 Meters Down: The Next Chapter, the movie sees Johannes Roberts return to the director’s chair, calling the shots from a screenplay he wrote with Ernest Rivera.

Roberts and Rivera also wrote the original feature that centred on two sisters who become trapped in a shark cage on the seabed and hunted by the predators while on holiday in Mexico.

The film was made for around $5.5m and went on to gross more than $44m.

An underwater Brazilian city is reportedly the setting for the sequel, with Dominican Republic locations doubling for the South American country. The film comes from The Fyzz Facility, with the key producers from the first movie also returning for the follow-up.

The production will also use the large-scale water tanks at Pinewood Dominican Republic, where the first movie was shot, along with the tank facilities at Pinewood UK and at the Underwater Studio, Basildon, 35 miles east of London.

Pinewood offers one of Europe's largest exterior water tanks, as well as an interior tank facility that is permanently filled and temperature-controlled. Basildon has a 20-foot-deep tank of its own.

Audiences demonstrated a continuing enthusiasm for shark attack stories this summer, with The Meg collecting $525m worldwide from a production budget of around $130m. That film set up new water tank facilities near Auckland in New Zealand specifically for the shoot, which have since been made permanent as Kumeu Film Studios.

Images: Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures

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