Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Last Meg Is In The Works!


WHILE filming continues on the $150 million shark blood 'n' bubble dive feature Meg (starring Jason Statham, Ruby Rose and Rainn Wilson) author Steve Alten is busy writing his last Meg novel. It is the sixth book in his story about a prehistoric Megalodon Shark terrorising boaters, the military and undersea divers in and around the Mariana Trench.

Alten sent me a newsletter on August 1st 2017 that says he has already written the first chapter of MEG: GENERATIONS. "The new book will feature 70+ readers who won a character contest" and will make name appearances in the book.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Dark Shark Terror Film Isn't Tanking

Movie Meme - "Don't Get Out Of The Cage"

Release Poster

Dive shark terror film, 47 Meters Down almost didn't make it into theatres (film distributors didn't think it would draw) yet it has now grossed $34.1 million US in a coupla weeks. Interest in shark cage diving has increased to the point that there are two movies out this summer featuring Great Whites and Sharks. I am off to Barbados on Wednesday for a spot of diving and checking out Crop Over carnival prep. Will try to avoid Jaws in and out of the water.
47 Meters Down is a 2017 British Blood 'N' Bubble shark horror film directed by Johannes Roberts, written by Roberts and Ernest Riera and starring Mandy MooreClaire HoltChris J. JohnsonYani Gellman, Santiago Segura and Matthew Modine.
The film was made in an English film studio (The Underwater Studio) in Basildon, Essex.
This is what the distributor Entertainment Studios says about its movie: "The plot follows two sisters who go vacationing in Mexico and are invited to go cage diving and see sharks up close. But when the cable holding the cage breaks and it plummets to the ocean floor with the two girls trapped inside, they must find a way to escape, with their air supplies running low and being stalked by great white sharks. Made for $5 million US, it was released in the United States on June 16, 2017 and is set for release on July 28 in the United Kingdom, has received mixed reviews, and has grossed $40 million worldwide
Two IMBD trivia bits: "Mandy Moore and Claire Holt learned how to scuba dive for this movie. Neither actress scuba dived before.To replicate the organisms found underwater, finely chopped broccoli was added to the tank. Mandy Moore said it compared it to filming in soup."

Want to save the price of ticket? Check out the YouTube https://youtu.be/nIjL7Pn8grU

New Shark Horror Movie Wants To Eat Up The Box Office

Film poster for  new Australian Blood .N' Bubbles film
Not Dipping My Toes in Open Water 3

Gotta say this is one shark terror movie I am going to take a pass on if the trailer accurately shows what it is all about ( I am writing this as I pack for a dive trip tomorrow in Barbados).

Movie is tentatively titled: Open Water 3: Cage Dive, which is set to hit select theaters on August 11, 2017, and it gives us a first look at some serious Great White shark/human carnage.
The film is being distributed by the former Canadian movie company Lionsgate Films.  Their synopsis describes the film as  a film about " three friends filming an audition tape for an extreme reality show, take part in a shark cage diving, only to be left Great White infested waters, turning their audition tape into a survival diary.
The movie was written by  Gerald Rascionato, filmed in Australia and stars Australia's Joel Hogan, Megan Peta Hill, and Josh Potthoff.
According to Horrorpedia the film’s working titles were Under The Deep and Cage Dive.

The Trailer, now on Youtube a little tough for divers to watch https://youtu.be/etnN5Adg6qM.

Blood 'N' Bubbles Bucket List.

Photo: Pacific Park® LA Amusement Park 

Things that Blood 'N' Bubbles fans should do before they die!

If I ever put together a bucket list, the Santa Monica Pier, in LA, California, would be on that wishlist. 

Why? Earlier this year the Pier added a new ride. 
Shark Frenzy takes a spin on a classic amusement park ride. Shark Frenzy features 7 species of Shark. Choose the Shark you want to ride in and whirl around on the famous pier built into the Pacific Ocean. 
Shark Frenzy was inspired by the classic tilt-a-whirl rides that have been a mainstay of amusement parks for 100 years.

You can see a YouTube video of a ride on the Shark Frenzy at: https://youtu.be/sVp1o7L_vKw