Sony has released the first teaser trailer for their upcoming shark thriller The Shallows. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, the movie follows a young woman (Lively) while she vacations in Central America. But when she becomes stranded on a buoy of a local “secret” surf spot with a great white mega-shark circling the surrounding waters, she must out-think the shark with limited resources to survive and return to safety.
Through the years since the emergence of Jaws, there haven’t been a whole lot of shark thrillers worth remembering. Every one since then has tried to become the “Jaws for a new generation”, never successfully pulling that off. The most memorable shark thrillers are those that don’t try to become Jaws, but its own thing. The trailer doesn’t really reveal anything, just teasing us with what’s to come. But as long as it doesn’t try to become the new Jaws, it could end up being something worth seeing. I’m not over the moon excited for it or expecting it to be great, but I’ll definitely be going in with an open mind. Plus, I’ll watch anything involving Blake Lively.
Watch the teaser trailer below and let us know what you think of The Shallows so far. Is it something you’ll watch? Or do you have to see more to decide? Jaume Collet-Serra’s The Shallows swims into theaters June 24th, 2016 and stars Blake Lively and Óscar Jaenada.
In the taut thriller The Shallows, Nancy (Blake Lively) is surfing alone on a secluded beach when she is attacked by a great white shark and stranded just a short distance from shore. Though she is only 200 yards from her survival, getting there proves the ultimate contest of wills.