In The Deep, YET ANOTHER shark movie, washes up on the beach August 2, 2016. Originally titled 47 Meters Down (both names suck clam nectar), Deep follows The Shallows (2016) and goes like this:
“Two sisters become trapped at the bottom of the ocean when a diving expedition to observe sharks goes horribly wrong. When the cable attaching the observation cage to the boat breaks and the cage sinks to the bottom of the ocean, the sisters must figure out a way to get back to safety battling injuries, lack of oxygen, and, worst of all, bloodthirsty great white sharks.”
Yep, as weak as the title. (Note to math heads: 47 meters measures out to 154.16 feet. This doesn’t bode well for the sunk sisters as a real shark named “Shack” was tracked by scientists as diver downining 1200 meters – nearly 4,000 feet.
This fun fact was found on the Discovery Channel’s™ website for the ratings powerhouse Shark Week, the annual week-long TV series featuring a ton of sharks doing a ton of chowing. (Note to shark heads: Shark Week premiered July 1988. That’s some serious chow power.)
The website features a prehistoric breed of shark called Helicoprion. Sounds like a Swedish prog metal band name. They should make a movie with Heli as the star as this thing has a buzz saw mouth. The friendly sea roast never stood a chance.
The revelation of Helicoprion finally answers the question of where W.A.S.P.’s Blackie Lawless got the idea for his britches…