Nia Long and Corinne Foxx — the daughter of Jamie Foxx, making her feature film debut — are starring in 47 Meters Down – Uncaged, the sequel to the Mandy Moore- and Claire Holt-starring shark thriller.
Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures has scheduled a June 28, 2019 wide release domestically, with Johannes Roberts earlier announced to return to write and direct. U.K. banner Fyzz Facility is also producing and financing the project, which as a sequel will move the deadly shark action from Mexico to Brazil and follow a group of girls looking for adventure in the coastal metropolis of Recife.
Hoping to get off the well worn tourist trail, they hear about some hidden underwater ruins, only to find that the turquoise waves of their secret Atlantis aren’t completely uninhabited. The original 47 Meters Down thriller grossed over $58 million worldwide.
The sequel, which started production this week in the Dominican Republic, also stars John Corbett, Sophie Nelisse, Sistine Stallone, Brianne Tju, Davi Santos and Khylin Rhambo. 47 Meters Down – Uncaged is also set to shoot in the UK.
Roberts is directing 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.
“The sequel 47 Meters Down – Uncaged is well positioned to be a big summer event movie,” said Byron Allen, founder and chairman/CEO of Entertainment Studios, in a statement.