Relativity is planning on a 2011 release of the now untitled 3D shark thriller from director David Ellis. Relativity acquired the film, previously called Shark Night 3D, from Sierra Pictures and Incentive Filmed Entertainment. It stars Sara Paxton, Katharine McPhee and Donal Logue and was written by Jesse Studenberg and Will Hayes. Chris Briggs and Mike Fleiss are producing via their NextFilms banner, along with Lynette Howell via the Silverwood Films banner. It’s currently in post-production. Ellis directed The Final Destination and Cellular.
This is that Roger Corman and Syfy Channel’s schlockfest — a Navy-engineered killing machine that’s a shark in a dress made of tentacles – I told you about earlier this year. It capitalizes on the straight-to-video pic Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus on Yahoo’s Top 10 most viewed trailers of 2009. So Karen O’Hara, Syfy’s boss of original movies, announced via Twitter a greenlight for the long gestating Sharktopus! Love that Corman, who’s already made Supergator, Dinocroc, and Dinoshark, has given the pic a fab Beach Blanket Bingo vibe. (In answer to your queries, that theme song was done by director Declan O’Brien’s two nieces and their band, the Cheetah Whores):