In the 41 years since Jaws hit theaters, there have been countless thrillers where people must square off against a killer shark. The great white vs. man genre gets a new entry this summer with Sony Pictures' The Shallows, which puts a new twist on the shark movie. We got our first look at this beachside drama back in March. Today, we have an all-new trailer that gives us a pretty great look at the star of the movie, and we're not talking about Blake Lively.
The Sony Pictures YouTube page delivered this latest sneak peek, which will have you thinking twice before surfing in a remote locale. This taut thrill-ride centers on Nancy (Blake Lively), who is surfing on a secluded beach, when she finds herself on the feeding ground of a great white shark. Though she is stranded only 200 yards from shore, survival proves to be the ultimate test of wills, requiring all of Nancy's ingenuity, resourcefulness, and fortitude.
Nancy has come to this beach after the untimely death of her mother, but we don't get too many details about her motivations for this journey in the trailer beyond that. The story appears to be almost entirely centered around Blake Lively's Nancy, with a minimal supporting cast that includes Oscar Jaenada, Sedona Legge and Brett Cullen. Sony Pictures has set a June 29 release date, which falls on the Wednesday before The BFG, The Purge: Election Year and The Legend of Tarzan are set to hit theaters.
Jaume Collet-Serra directs The Shallows. He was first introduced to audiences with his 2005 remake House of Wax. The past couple of years, he has become better known for his collaborations with action icon Liam Neeson. They first worked together on 2011's Unknown, before reuniting Non-Stop and last year's Run All Night. They will next team-up for The Commuter, which arrives in 2017.
Anthony Jaswinski wrote The Shallows, a script that wound up on the coveted Black List. He also wrote the 2010 thriller Vanishing on 7th Street, Kristy and his directorial debut Killing Time. Weimaraner Republic Pictures partners Lynn Harris and Matti Leshem are producing. Take a look at the terrifying sneak peek of The Shallows and let us know what you think about this shark thriller.