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Deep Blue Sea 2 Review

As Renny Harlin’s Deep Blue Sea continues to be eulogized as B-grade, feeding-frenzy excellence (now and forever), Darin Scott’s Deep Blue Sea 2 will be forgotten, ignored and seen only as malodorous sequel chum. How *dare* drug-doped supersharks be associated with such a nonsensically rudderless dive, as submerged survival “fun” is drained well before the dam breaks wide open. Restrained budgets are one thing, but a three-person writing team’s concocted solution around big-budget finback effects is a middle-finger to Harlin’s masterful underwater massacre (in comparison). Hell, even Shark Night 3D looks infallible next to this Open Water 3: Cage Dive of a franchise torpedo.

You know what – apologies. We’re going full-on spoilers for the rest of this review. Read at your own risk. Frustration is bubbling over at an aggressive rate that needs to be addresses through cathartic ranting. You’ve been warned, those who want a fresh (water) experience.
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Animation is Role Model for Chinese Co-Production, Beijing Festival is Told

Animation is tipped by leading executives as the most fertile sector for cross-border cooperation between China and overseas film industries.

International co-production is a perennial discussion at every film festival in China or any market espousing a significant China connection. The Beijing International Film Festival, which kicked off on Sunday night, made co-production the theme of its showcase panel discussion on Monday, the event’s first full day of business. Speakers included Steven O’Dell, president of theatrical distribution at Sony Pictures Entertainment, James Wang Zhonglei CEO of Huayi Brothers, U.S. director Rob Minkoff and Beijing-based Renny Harlin (“Die Hard 2”).

O’Dell said that animation is one of just a handful of strategies that can lead to global success. “Animation is able to cross language barriers,” O’Dell said.

Sony has an existing local-language production strategy. O’Dell said that its decentralized executives involved in the program are
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New Deep Blue Sea 2 Clip Introduces Some New Characters

Cast your mind back to the year 1999, long before talk of the McU and Warner Bros.’ fledging DC Extended Universe, and you’ll likely recall a host of instant cinematic classics in the vein of The Matrix, Fight Club, and The Blair Witch Project.

But there’s another gem buried beneath the pile, and we’re not referring to Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. Instead, we’ll direct your attention to Deep Blue Sea, Renny Harlin’s oceanic thriller that ramped up the stakes by introducing a herd of sharks whose instincts, speed, strength, and size had been dramatically amplified in the name of bio-engineering. Yeah, we’re not sure whose idea it was, either…

Nevertheless, almost two decades later and we’re now on the verge of Deep Blue Sea 2, which promises the same edge-of-your-seat thrill ride, albeit with added bite. It’s coming sooner than you think (April 17th), too,
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Ominous Clip For Deep Blue Sea 2 Breaks The Surface

Cast your mind back to the year 1999, long before talk of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Warner’s fledgling DC Extended Universe, and you’ll likely recall a host of instant cinematic classics in the vein of The Matrix, Fight Club, and The Blair Witch Project.

But there’s another gem hidden beneath the pile, and we’re not referring to Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. Instead, we’ll direct your attention to Deep Blue Sea, Renny Harlin’s maritime thriller that ramped up the stakes by introducing a herd of sharks whose instincts, speed, strength, and size have been dramatically amplified in the name of bio-engineering. Yeah, we’re not sure whose idea it was, either…

Nevertheless, fast forward to 2018, and we’re now on the verge of Deep Blue Sea 2, which promises the same edge-of-your-seat thrill ride, albeit with added bite. It’s coming sooner than you think (April 17th), too,
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Things Get Hairy In Brand New Photos For Deep Blue Sea 2

Jurassic Park, Splice and Deep Blue Sea – three films that focus on the nasty, spine-chilling circumstances that tend to arise when human beings mess with DNA and the biological building blocks that make up life itself. To quote the great Ian Malcolm, often times movie scientists are so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn’t stop to think if they should.

For Deep Blue Sea 2, that inflated god complex leads to the creation of frenzied, bio-engineered sharks that, through time, begin to turn on their human captors.

That is, in a nutshell, the underlying plot of Darin Scott’s long-in-development sequel, which has been pitched as a loose continuation of Renny Harlin’s cult thriller. And though many believed the underwater world of Deep Blue Sea had been rendered extinct, Syfy and Scott clearly had other plans, and Bloody Disgusting has now uncovered three eerie new photos to prove it.
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The 7 Best Movies New to Netflix in April 2018

Spring is here, love is in the air, and everyone is finally ready to go back outside, but Netflix’s April offerings are giving us at least seven more compelling reasons to stay on the couch for at least another few weeks. This month brings an eclectic mix of new movies to the streaming platform, from the sweet Americana of “The Iron Giant” to the decidedly less sweet Americana of “Scarface” — from the mad brilliance of Philip Seymour Hoffman in “Along Came Polly” to the brilliant madness of the Wachowskis’ “Speed Racer.” We’ve also got “Deep Blue Sea” and David Fincher’s “Se7en,” two very different movies about two very different monsters (super sharks and Kevin Spacey, respectively).

Here are the seven best movies that are new to Netflix this April.

7. “Psychokinesis” (2018)

Now that Netflix increasingly positions itself as a pipeline for first-run foreign movies, every month seems to
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Shark Attack: A Deep Dive Into Cinema’s Sinister Obsession

Sarah Myles has a close encounter with the shark movie genre…

Movie trends ebb and flow, with thematically similar stories washing through our cinemas at regular intervals. War films, biopics, westerns, slasher movies, ghost stories – each has its season, and they return again and again in cyclical fashion. One trend that seems to be a constant, however, is the shark movie. Indeed, hardly a year goes by without some filmmaker or other telling a tale featuring these mythic marine villains.

It makes sense, because sharks make for excellent villains. Their almost prehistoric nature taps into our most primal fears, and these are then enhanced by the fact that these creatures lurk silently in the depths that represent a territory other than our own. Any encounter with a shark means that we, as humans, are literally and figuratively out of our depth. The water is their space, and we are the invaders.
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The Kill Counter: Deep Blue Sea (Video)

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Ever wondered how many people lose their lives in any particular movie, be it action, horror, sci-fi, or even comedy? Well, we've got you covered with The Kill Counter, our hit series takes out the guesswork and counts every death on (and sometimes off) screen. Break out your calculator and try to keep up! On this week's episode, we take on director Renny Harlin's Deep Blue Sea... Read More...
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Filmart: Renny Harlin on How He Became One of the Most In-Demand Directors in China

Filmart: Renny Harlin on How He Became One of the Most In-Demand Directors in China
For veteran Hollywood filmmaker turned Beijing transplant Renny Harlin, Chinese-language movie making has become much more than just a fleeting infatuation.

Harlin was a Hollywood darling during the 1990s thanks to his action hits Die Hard 2, Cliffhanger and The Long Kiss Goodnight. But after a couple of expensive misfires — Cutthroat Island and Deep Blue Sea — the phone began to ring far less frequently. That changed after Harlin came to China in 2014 to direct the Jackie Chan action-comedy Skiptrace, co-starring Fan Bingbing and Johnny Knoxville.

After the movie opened at No. 1 and earned a strong $134 million at the...
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Jason Statham to play The Killer’s Game with D.J. Caruso

For over 20 years, Hollywood has been trying to adapt Jay Bonansinga’s novel The Killer’s Game, and now THR is reporting that it finally looks to be heading out of development hell thanks to Stx Films.

According to the site, Jason Statham is currently in talks to star in the action thriller, with D.J. Caruso (Disturbia, xXx: Return of Xander Cage) in the director’s chair.

Statham will play “a veteran assassin who is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness and takes a hit out on himself to avoid the pain that is destined to follow. After ordering the kill, he finds out that he was misdiagnosed and must then fend off the army of former colleagues trying to kill him.”

The project has passed through the hands of a host of directors over the years, including Alex Proyas, John Woo, Pitof, Rupert Wainwright, Renny Harlin and Simon Crane, while
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Jason Statham in Talks To Star In The Action Thriller The Killer's Game

Action vet Jason Statham is in negotiations to star in the action thriller The Killer’s Game that will be directed by D.J. Caruso (xXx: Return of Xander Cage). THR reports that this move breathes new life into one of Hollywood’s oldest unproduced scripts.

The Killer's Game is based on a novel by Jay Bonansinga; the story follows a veteran assassin who is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness and takes a hit out on himself to avoid the pain that is destined to follow. The twist comes when he finds out that he was misdiagnosed and must then fend off the army of former colleagues trying to kill him.

The book was published in 1997, and since then Hollywood has been trying to turn it into a movie. Several great actors including Michael Keaton and Wesley Snipes were attached to star in the project during its early development.

A long
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Killer's Game Teams Jason Statham and Director D.J. Caruso

Killer's Game Teams Jason Statham and Director D.J. Caruso
An adaptation of an action-thriller book that has been in development for over 20 years may now finally see the light of day, thanks to star Jason Statham and director D.J. Caruso. Statham is in talks to star in Killer's Game, with Stx Films in talks to finance and distribute the film, with D.J. Caruso set to take the helm. Steve Richards of Endurance Media and Andrew Lazar of Mad Chance will produce, although there is no word on who will write the screenplay adaptation just yet. Over the past 20 years, there have been more than a few well-known writers, directors, and stars who have tried to bring this project to the big screen.

Killer's Game is based on the novel of the same by Jay Bonansinga, which was published in 1997, and Hollywood was seeking this project even before it was published. The story centers on an assassin, who, after learning he is dying,
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Deep Blue Sea 2 Coming to Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital This April

"We're going to pull together and find a way to get out of here! First, we're gonna seal off this pool." Hopefully, this new batch of shark conservationists in Deep Blue Sea 2 doesn't end up like the person I just quoted, Russell Franklin (Samuel L. Jackson) from the first movie, and get eaten by any Great White sharks. We'll find out soon enough when Deep Blue Sea 2 comes to home media on April 17th:

Press Release: Burbank, CA – Building the better shark still isn’t a good idea in Deep Blue Sea 2, the long-awaited sequel to the hit theatrical thriller coming this spring from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The feature-length film arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, and Digital starting April 17, 2018.

In Deep Blue Sea 2, shark conservationist Dr. Misty Calhoun (Danielle Savre) is invited to consult on a new, top secret project run by pharmaceutical billionaire Carl Durant
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Watch The Deep Blue Sea Cast React To The Sequel’s Zany Trailer

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, Syfy and director Darin Scott launch plans for a Deep Blue Sea 2.

Indeed, it’s going on 20 years since the arrival of Renny Harlin’s cult thriller, in which a herd of frenzied, bio-engineered sharks begin turning on their captors. Think of it as the long-lost ancestor to Sharknado and you’ll begin to get a sense of the tone and over-the-top shlock horror underpinning Harlin’s 90s pic.

And though its upcoming sequel doesn’t make room for any of the original cast members – sorry, Samuel L. Jackson – this clever fan edit imagines a scenario in which the Deep Blue Sea gang react to the sequel’s bat-shit trailer. “Somebody please…tell me what that is.”

Sure, the chroma key is a little off, but it’s a fun edit from The Drew Reviews Podcast (h/t Bloody Disgusting) nonetheless.
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Deep Blue Sea 2 DVD Details Arrive with Chilling New Poster

Deep Blue Sea 2 DVD Details Arrive with Chilling New Poster
If audience interest is any indication, Deep Blue Sea 2 should be a big hit when it finally arrives on Blu-ray and DVD later this year. But sometimes, the trailer gets all the attention yet no one really wants to watch the whole thing. Two minutes is enough. Whichever side you fall on when it comes to Deep Blue Sea 2, we now have the full Blu-ray and DVD details along with an awesome poster that will send chills down your spine and reignite your passion for shark movies.

"When you make sharks smarter, man becomes an endangered species. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment presents Deep Blue Sea 2, coming April 17, 2018 to Blu-ray combo pack and DVD."

Building the better shark still isn't a good idea in Deep Blue Sea 2, the long-awaited sequel to the hit theatrical thriller coming this spring from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The feature-length film arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack,
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Full Release And Blu-Ray Details For Deep Blue Sea 2 Surface

Deep Blue Sea, Renny Harlin’s 1999 sci-fi/horror fest that released during a fairly busy summer season, is a concept that would seem right up the alley of a Syfy original. Which is why it’s totally appropriate that the company is now bringing us a sequel in the form of Deep Blue Sea 2.

Set to revolve around “a scientist conducting experiments on bull sharks,” which naturally doesn’t go well, we’re finally beginning to learn more about what’s in store. After the film’s first trailer dropped over the weekend, we’ve now been gifted some details on when exactly it’ll debut and what else we’ll see on the Blu-ray.

Directed by Darin Scott, and starring Michael Beach, Deep Blue Sea 2 arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital starting April 17 and can currently be pre-ordered on Amazon. Unfortunately, the special features won’t be plentiful,
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Deep Blue Sea 2 Trailer Features the Return of Genetically Altered Sharks

  • DailyDead
Nearly 20 years after its initial release, Renny Harlin's Deep Blue Sea is still regarded as one of the most fun and intense entries to the cinematic shark pool. While Steven Spielberg's Jaws remains the apex predator in the eyes of many film fans, Harlin's 1999 movie—like its genetically enhanced sharks—cannot be ignored, and Warner Bros. is diving back into shark-infested waters with Deep Blue Sea 2.

Coming soon to Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital platforms from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Deep Blue Sea 2 is teased in its first trailer (see below) that premiered exclusively on IGN.

While it has a similar plot to the original movie, the rated-r Deep Blue Sea 2 doesn't seem to have any ties to the first film when it comes to surviving characters, so it doesn't look like any familiar faces from the 1999 movie will pop up in this one. The trailer definitely channels
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Deep Blue Sea 2 Trailer Surfaces!

“Deepest. Bluest. My head is like a shark’s fin…” Two months back we let you guys know that the upcoming sequel to Renny Harlin’s shark-attack classic Deep Blue Sea had snagged an R rating from the MPAA for “creature violence and gore and for language.” And today we have the trailer for Deep Blue Sea […]

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Shark sequel Deep Blue Sea 2 gets a first trailer

IGN has revealed the first trailer for Deep Blue Sea 2, the upcoming sequel to Renny Harlin’s cult 1999 thriller. The film is directed by Darin Scott and features a cast that includes Michael Beach, Danielle Savre, Rob Mayes, Darron Meyer, Nathan Lynn and Kim Syster; check it out here…

As per IGN: “In Deep Blue Sea 2, shark conservationist Dr. Misty Calhoun (Danielle Savre) is invited to consult on a new, top secret project run by pharmaceutical billionaire Carl Durant (Michael Beach). When science meddles with the time-tested process of nature and nurture, the outcome can be deadly.”

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Deep Blue Sea 2 Trailer Will Get Your Blood Pumping

Deep Blue Sea, Renny Harlin’s 1999 sci-fi/horror fest that was unleashed during a pretty loaded summer season, is a concept that would seem right up the alley of a Syfy original.

For those unfamiliar with it, here’s the gist. In an effort to cure Alzheimer’s, a team of scientists working on a floating laboratory named Aquatica in the middle of the ocean have genetically engineered a trio of Mako sharks whose brain tissue fluids, once drained, serve as the key to unlocking the cure. Unfortunately, the sharks’ increased brain size only results in making the beasts even smarter, and it’s not long before the sharks enact a plan to gain their own freedom by picking off everyone they can and sinking the facility itself in the process.

As you probably know, there’s nothing deep about Deep Blue Sea. It knows it’s not Jaws, and
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