Yes, that is right! The most successful independent film in the U.S, 47 Meters Down, will be getting a sequel to be released in Summer 2019; 48 Meters Down.
The shark-centric thriller starring Mandy Moore and Claire Holt was originally set for a direct-to-video release, but was eventually changed to release in theaters and took a $44 million bite out of the domestic box office this summer. It wasn’t long for fans to demand a sequel, which has been officially announced and given a release date – June 28, 2019.
Johannes Roberts is set to return to write and direct the film, and the deadly shark film will be moving from the coast of Mexico to Brazil. This time, they will follow a group of girls looking for a summer adventure off the coast of Recife.
48 Meters Down takes place in Brazil with five young women from different backgrounds and countries united by their lust for life and adventure in the coastal metropolis of Recife. In an attempt to get off the tourist trail, they decide to explore a hidden underwater ruin but the caves where the forgotten city lies are inhabited by the deadliest shark species in the ocean.
Altitude Film Sales, who looked after sales for 47 Meters Down, are repping sales for 48 Meters Down and will introduce the film to buyers in Toronto.
“We are so pleased by the huge success of 47 Meters Down; it totally exceeded all expectations,” said James Harris of The Fyzz Facility. “48 Meters Down will take the claustrophobia of cave diving and the thrill of shark encounters and move everything to the next level.”
Added Altitude’s Mike Runagall: “47 Meters Down has captured the imagination of audiences worldwide, and we’re thrilled to be reteaming with the filmmakers and our friends at The Fyzz for the sequel, which will ratchet up the thrills and spills to a whole new level.”
Source: Hollywood Reporter