Earlier this year, Ryan Reynolds proved that R-rated superhero movies can hit it big at the box office, with his smash hit Deadpool shattering records left and right. Later this month, the actor’s wife Blake Lively is hoping for a hit of her own with the upcoming shark thriller The Shallows, which hits theaters on June 29. Today we have a final trailer, which takes a unique approach to the journey Blake Lively‘s character Nancy must endure.
Sony Pictures debuted this new trailer on YouTube, which features plenty of footage but no dialogue from Blake Lively. Instead, the footage is matched with audio from a 1951 educational video entitled Developing Self-Reliance, with the narrator talking about how developing skills for self-reliance takes hard work. The footage shows Nancy surfing by herself, when a massive shark knocks her off her board, forcing her to take refuge on a rock, while this deadly predator circles around her. Sony previously teased this summer thriller during their CinemaCon presentation in Las Vegas back in April.
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. We learned in an earlier trailer that Nancy has come to this beach after her mother passed away, but there isn’t much else we know about the story. This project was formerly known as In the Deep, which previously had Louis Leterrier set to direct.
The supporting cast 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 on 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 haunting final trailer for The Shallows, and stay tuned for more as we get closer to the June 29 release date.