47 Meters Down sequel to film in UK

47 Meters DownThe sequel to 2017 shark survival feature 47 Meters Down is now in pre-production readying to shoot later this year in the UK and the Dominican Republic. 

47 Meters Down: The Next Chapter sees Johannes Roberts return to the director’s chair, calling the shots from a screenplay he wrote with Ernest Rivera.

The pair also wrote the original feature that centred on two sisters who become trapped in a shark cage while on holiday in Mexico.

The film was made for a reported $5.5m budget and went on to gross more than $44m. 

The follow-up feature is reportedly set in an underwater Brazilian city where several divers become trapped. Dominican Republic locations will be used to double for the South American country. The film comes from The Fyzz Facility, with the key producers from the first movie also returning for the follow-up. 

The production will also use the large-scale water tanks at Pinewood Dominican Republic, along with similar facilities at Pinewood UK and the Underwater Studio, Basildon. 

Production Intelligence subscribers can log in for more details on 47 Meters Down: The Next Chapter including UK HoDs on board and should follow the project for updates on the filming schedule. 

Image: Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures. 


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