The directing-producing team Andrew Traucki (The Reef) and Michael Robertson heading back to the water for the sequel to their 2007 film Black Water. We’ve got the first image from Black Water: Abyss, set in Australia’s dangerous mangrove swamps.
Based on a real-life crocodile attack, “Black Water: Abyss follows an adventure-loving couple who convince their friends to explore a remote cave system in the forests of Northern Australia. With a storm approaching, they abseil into the mouth of the cave, which starts to flood and find themselves threatened by a pack of apex predators – dangerous and hungry crocodiles. As danger mounts, long-kept secrets emerge and the friends turn on each other in a frantic fight for survival.”
Jessica McNamee, Luke Mitchell, Amali Golden, Anthony J. Sharpe, and Benjamin Hoetjes star. Sarah Smith and Ian John Ridley penned the script.
Mike Runagall of Altitude, who represent the film at market, said the sequel will have a similar feel as the original, which was shot with live crocodiles.
Black Water: Abyss employs the same ingenious approach on a much larger canvas to deliver a highly commercial high-concept thriller from a team with a proven track record in this arena,”
Producer Robertson has stated: “Like all films in this genre, Black Water: Abyss is designed to terrify and scare, cause dread and alarm, to invoke our worst hidden fears – in this case, a fear heavily imprinted in our genes, the fear of being eaten alive by a vicious, unreasoning predator.”