15 items from 2013
Click here to read our french "Bait" movie review, directed by Kimble Rendall with Richard Brancatisano, Xavier Samuel, Chris Betts starring.In a sleepy beach community shoppers at an underground supermarket are terrorized by a crazed bandit when the unimaginable occurs: A monstrous freak tsunami swallows the town. Now trapped, with rushing water threatening to entomb them in a watery grave, the survivors discover they are not alone. The tsunami has brought unwanted visitors from the depths. Not only must they overcome the threat of drowning and the predator within their midst, but a threat far more deadly and far more bloodthirsty - packs of hungry tiger sharks. »
The sequel to last year's surprisingly good shark attack flick from Kimble Rendall, Bait 3D, has undergone a name change at Cannes as Bait 2 3D has become Deep Water. Read on for a quick synopsis and tiny teaser art!
At press time a director is still being sought.
It’s just a routine flight, one that is carrying the world’s most vicious merchant of death and an assassin who will stop at nothing to ensure his target is eliminated. Routine, until the plane goes down in the middle of the ocean. As the downed aircraft takes on water with every passing second, the surviving passengers and crew must face terror beyond reckoning. Their plane is on the brink of toppling into a bottomless abyss. Not only will the killers stop at nothing to secure their personal survival, the rapidly disintegrating airplane has been infiltrated... by the deadliest natural born killers on earth. »
- Uncle Creepy
Check out this clip, exclusive to us here at Nerdly.co.uk, from the fantastic shark flick Bait 3D which is out now on DVD and Blu-ray from StudioCanal UK.
A tsunami devastates a small Gold Coast town and leaves twelve people trapped in a flooded supermarket. Amidst the horror the group slowly realises that they may not be alone. Trapped with a hungry Great White shark, how many of them will have to die and will rescue ever come?
- Phil Wheat
★☆☆☆☆ It was perhaps foolish to think that Bait (2012) might recall the raw menace of Stephen Spielberg's Jaws (1975) or Joe Dante's B-movie classic Piranha (1978). But Kimble Rendall's toothless horror is nothing of anything really: an underwater travesty which takes itself far too seriously and comes nowhere close to making the slightest contribution to the genre. Rendall has presumably lured the cast from 90210 to star in his film as a group of air-headed teens and shoppers, from Xavier Samuel (The Twilight Saga) to Julian McMahon, find themselves trapped inside a supermarket following a devastating tsunami.
While the clean-up on aisle five gets underway, the hapless Ozzies soon realise they aren't alone - a great white shark isn't satisfied with the reduced-to-clear items and is on the prowl for some flesh. If the team behind the Scary Movie franchise made a Jaws spoof, this is what it would look like. »
- CineVue UK
Even as Ang Lee's Life of Pi (2012, Fox, PG) picked up Oscars for direction, cinematography, music and, crucially, visual effects, there was disgruntlement among the VFX effects team that their work on the movie had not been sufficiently recognised. Certainly, the digital wizardry is extraordinary, making the audience believe that they have been cast adrift on an endless ocean with a man-eating tiger, putting us right there in the lifeboat with the story's titular hero. All the more tragic, then, that Rhythm & Hues, which provided so much of the film's computer graphic magic, had filed for bankruptcy just before the Oscars, the latest victim of a downward spiral that had seen VFX artists become the most important but least valued craftspeople in Hollywood.
The irony, of course, is that visual effects are often at their best when unnoticed, and the real triumph of Life of Pi »
- Mark Kermode
To celebrate the release of Bait on 3D Blu-ray and DVD on Monday 29th April, we are giving five lucky readers the chance to win a copy of the blu-ray.
A tsunami devastates a small Gold Coast town and leaves twelve people trapped in a flooded supermarket. Amidst the horror the group slowly realises that they may not be alone. Trapped with a hungry Great White shark, how many of them will have to die and will rescue ever come? Featuring a stellar ensemble cast including Xavier Samuel (The Twilight Saga; Eclipse), Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck) Sharni Vinson (Step Up 3D), Phoebe Tonkin (Tomorrow When the War Began), Dan Wyllie (Animal Kingdom) Alex Russell (Wasted on the Young), Martin Sacks (Underbelly), Cariba Heine (The Pacific), Damien Garvey (Daybreakers) and high profile Singaporean stars Adrian Pang and Qi Yuwu.
Bait 3D is the first ever Australian 3D production and co-production between Australia and Singapore. »
- Simon Gallagher
To celebrate the release of Bait on DVD and Blu-ray (2D & 3D) on April 29th, we are offering our readers the chance to win a great horror DVD bundle! The collection includes The Loved Ones, Road Train, I Saw The Devil, Silent House, Chernobyl Diaries and Cockneys Vs Zombies.
In Bait, a tsunami devastates a small Gold Coast town and leaves twelve people trapped in a flooded supermarket. Amidst the horror the group slowly realises that they may not be alone. Trapped with a hungry Great White shark, how many of them will have to die and will rescue ever come? Featuring a stellar ensemble cast including Xavier Samuel (The Twilight Saga; Eclipse), Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck) Sharni Vinson (Step Up 3D), Phoebe Tonkin (Tomorrow When the War Began), Dan Wyllie (Animal Kingdom) Alex Russell (Wasted on the Young), Martin Sacks (Underbelly), Cariba Heine (The Pacific), Damien Garvey (Daybreakers) and »
- Dan Bullock
In a sleepy Australian beach community shoppers at the underground Oceania supermarket are under attack by a crazed bandit. Suddenly, the unimaginable happens. A monster freak tsunami swallows up the town hook, line and sinker. Now trapped, with rushing waves threatening to entomb them in a watery grave, the survivors discover they are not alone. For the tsunami has brought unwanted visitors up from the depths. Not only must they overcome the threat of drowning and the psycho robber in their midst, but also a hazard far more deadly and bloodthirsty – a pack of hungry sharks.
- Phil Wheat
Over the weekend three big movie hitters revealed an exciting trio of new animalistic teaser one-sheets for Lionsgate's upcoming horror release 'You're Next'. The Adam Wingard helmed home invasion thriller opens in theatres stateside on 23 August and between Styd, Collider and Bloody Disgusting we caught a glimpse at three horrific looking posters each featuring a masked invader hiding behind some creepy-assed looking face wear. 'You're Next' stars Sharni Vinson ('Bait', 'Patrick'), Aj Bowen, Nick Tucci, Wendy Glenn, Rob Moran, Amy Seimetz, Joe Swanberg ('V/H/S') and Barbara Crampton ('Die, Maniacs, Die!'). Head below to check out the new posters and look forward to the new trailer which is expected to arrive later this week! »
Towards the end of this Summer finally we'll get to catch Adam Wingard's latest horror effort 'You're Next' in theatres. The home invasion thriller starring gorgeous Aussie Sharni Vinson ('Bait', 'Patrick') will screen this coming Sunday to lucky attendees of this years SXSW 2013 event in Austin, Texas. Director Wingard has provided a new image of Vinson blood splattered and with her hands wrapped around a massive chopper. He directs from a script penned by Simon Barrett ('V/H/S 2'). Nick Tucci, Wendy Glenn, Rob Moran, Amy Seimetz, Joe Swanberg ('V/H/S') and Barbara Crampton ('Die, Maniacs, Die!') all co-star in the movie. Head below for the new pic. »
Save Your Legs! has posted one of the worst box office opening weekend performances among Australian films released in recent times.
The comedy, distributed by Madman Entertainment, grossed $164,654 on 176 screens giving it a screen average of just $936 despite attracting generally positive reviews. It is the first major Australian film released in 2013 and stars Brendan Cowell and Stephen Curry as suburban cricketers who travel to India. In total, Save Your Legs! has grossed $188,133.
By way of comparison, a similarly wide local release, comedy Housos Vs. Authority, took $526,166 across 151 screens for a screen average of $3485 on its opening weekend last November. Bait 3D, which was lambasted for its tepid local opening (before becoming a surprise hit in China), grossed $365,187 across 283 screens last year for a screen average of $1290.
- Brendan Swift
An overly early piece of teaser art for Aussie filmmaker Kimble Rendall's latest project 'The Nest 3D' has hit the Web(!). He's switched sharks for spiders in this new survival flick where a group of arachnid fodder avoid approaching swarms of Funnel web spiders whilst on a rescue mission in China. Rendall was responsible for last years supermarket shark attack flick 'Bait 3D' which starred Xavier Samuel, Sharni Vinson, Phoebe Tonkin and Julian McMahon. Darclight Films will produce the project which Rendall will helm. Interestingly enough the first piece of teaser art from shark sequel 'Bait 2 3D' has arrived today which we'll post up shortly. Rendall, however, will not be involved with the follow-up. »
On tap right now for you cats is the early sales art for the sequel to last year's surprisingly good shark attack flick, Kimble Rendall's Bait 3D, entitled appropriately enough Bait 2 3D. Check it out and hope it's as good as the first!
Details are scant at the moment as there's been no formal announcement of a director or cast, but we'll keep an eye on things for you cats.
It's just another perfect day in the City of Angels. That is, until a three-mile long, 100-foot tsunami completely obliterates Los Angeles, not only destroying it, but effectively wiping it from the map. However, for five students in a private school, on detention and missing out on a class trip, they turn out to be the lucky ones...
...or are they?
Because before the day is through, they will have to battle a tidal wave, the elements, each other, »
- Uncle Creepy
If you watched Bait 3D, then you know that director Kimble Rendall knows how to take advantage of nature running amok. In fact during that sharkfest there was a scene featuring hundreds of scurrying spiders. Get ready for that moment times ten in his latest flick, The Nest 3D.
Below you'll find the sales art and synopsis for the flick Rendall is helming for Darclight Films. Look for more on this one soon!
When an Australian scientist goes missing in the Chinese desert, a team of his friends and colleagues embark on a search and rescue mission. However, once in the wilderness, the search party is forced by a flash fire to abandon its mission, and on seeking shelter in an abandoned building, they find themselves face to face with an even more terrifying threat: the Funnel Webs. Swarms of the deadliest subterranean spiders have been driven to the surface by the heat, »
- Uncle Creepy
We have now learned that Rendall will direct The Nest 3D. We have some art (check it out after the jump) to share accompanied by the following synopsis:
When an Australian scientist goes missing in the Chinese desert, a team of his friends and colleagues embark on a search and rescue mission.
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15 items from 2013
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