Here's a fun little trailer for those of you that have a fear of being stuck in the middle of the ocean only to be eaten by sharks. The Reef is a film that is based on a true story about four friends whose boat capsizes on the Great Barrier Reef. They decide to make a swim for it and end up being stalked by a relentless 15-foot great white shark.
Sharks are scary as hell. I don't know if you've ever been near one in the open water, but it's quiet a frightening experience. One summer I was surfing in Hawaii, and as I was on my board in the water, a big ol' tiger shark swam right underneath me... I can't even describe to you the fear that I felt. I thought I was going to be eaten alive.
This film was shot in South Australia, and the movie features live footage of real Great White sharks. This is not you're Jaws style animatronics. No CGI or animatronics were used in making this movie. These shark are freakin' real and very deadly.
The movie was written and directed by Andrew Traucki, and stars Damian Walshe-Howling, Zoe Naylor, Gyton Grantley, Adrienne Pickering, and Kieran Darcy-Smith.
Kate, her brother Matt and his girlfriend Suzie arrive at the Great Barrier Reef in Australia to meet up with Kate’s ex-lover Luke. Luke and his friend Warren deliver boats round the world for a living. Luke’s offered to take his three friends sailing for a week on a boat he has to deliver to Indonesia. On the water Kate and Luke’s relationship starts to reignite but it’s fraught with old conflicts. Dawn, the next day. Suddenly the boat flips. There is a frantic struggle to save themselves and get on to the overturned hull. On top of the hull they see that the keel has been ripped away.
The movie sounds a lot like the film Open Water that came out a few years ago, but The Reef looks like it will be a better well made film. Check out the trailer below and tell us what ya think!
What would you do in this situation?