47 Meters Down sequel filming near London
A sequel to last year’s hit shark attack movie 47 Meters Down starts filming today, with the full schedule set to include multiple locations in south-east England.
The first film followed two sisters stranded on the Mexican seabed in a broken shark cage and their efforts to evade circling ocean predators.
Filming on 47 Meters Down: The Next Chapter is scheduled for water tank facilities at Pinewood Studios, The Underwater Studio in Basildon and at Pinewood Dominican Republic Studios.
Johannes Roberts once again directs from a script he co-wrote with returning scribe Ernest Rivera. The movie is produced by The Fyzz Facility.
Pinewood’s UK facility offers a permanently-filled interior water tank as well as a more spacious exterior tank, while the company’s Dominican studio has a 60,500-sq-ft horizon water tank.
Shark attack movies are experiencing a resurgence in popularity following the success of The Meg and The Shallows, filmed in New Zealand and Australia respectively.
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