Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures has announced the cast of suspense thriller 47 Meters Down – Uncaged (previously known as “47 Meters Down: The Next Chapter”), the official sequel to 2017’s highest-grossing independent movie, the Johannes Roberts-helmed shark thriller 47 Meters Down, which has grossed over $58 million worldwide to date.
The cast includes John Corbett (My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Sex in the City) as Grant, Nia Long (Boyz N the Hood, Empire) as Jennifer, Sophie Nelisse (The Book Thief) as Mia, Corinne Foxx as Sasha, Sistine Stalllone as Nicole, Brianne Tju (Light as a Feather, Scream) as Alexa, Davi Santos (Polaroid, Mr. Box Office) as Ben, and Khylin Rhambo (Ender’s Game, Teen Wolf, The First Family) as Carl.
47 Meters Down – Uncaged begins principal photography this week in the Dominican Republic, then continues the shoot in the UK. 47 Meters Down – Uncaged is slated for domestic theatrical release on 3,500+ screens on June 28, 2019.
The original 47 Meters Down was a surprise box office hit, grossing over $44.3 million in North America on a $5.5 million budget, making it the highest-grossing independent movie of 2017. ESMP bought the title from Dimension Films, which had initially planned to release the movie on DVD only. The original movie followed two sisters (Mandy Moore and Claire Holt) who get trapped underwater during a diving excursion, where they become hunted by Great White sharks.
Following in the footsteps of the original, 47 Meters Down – Uncaged is a deep-sea horror/thriller, directed, and executive produced by Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down, upcoming Resident Evil reboot) from a script he co-wrote with his 47 Meters Down co-writer, Ernest Riera. James Harris, Mark Lane and Robert Jones of The Fyzz are producing with Byron Allen, Carolyn Folks, and Jennifer Lucas executive producing.
47 Meters Down – Uncaged tells the story of four teens diving in a ruined underwater city, who quickly find themselves in a watery hell as their adventure turns to horror when they learn they are not alone in the submerged caves. As they swim deeper into the claustrophobic labyrinth of caves they enter the territory of the deadliest shark species in the ocean.
“The sequel 47 Meters Down – Uncaged is well-positioned to be a big summer event movie,” said Byron Allen, Founder/Chairman/CEO of Entertainment Studios. “The shark-filled psychological horror/thriller will once again have moviegoers overwhelmed and on the edge of their seats being terrorized by the world’s greatest predators!!!”
“Johannes and Ernest have written a nerve-shredding sequel, which we are already seeing Johannes bring to life in the early days of our shoot,” said James Harris, Producer and Managing Director of The Fyzz. “We are delighted to have assembled such a great cast for the film and couldn’t be happier to be working alongside Byron Allen and his excellent team at Entertainment Studios.”