Production has begun on the survival thriller The Reef: Stalked, the sequel to 2010’s shark movie The Reef with writer-director and creature feature master Andrew Traucki returning.
Starring Australian actors Teressa Liane (Neighbours, The Vampire Diaries), Ann Truong (Cowboy Bebop, Strike Back), Kate Lister (Unhinged, Fox Trap), and newcomer Saskia Archer, the story follows four girlfriends on a kayaking and diving adventure that goes horribly wrong, and draws on themes of resilience, healing from trauma and strength in sisterhood and female friendship.
Filming is taking place in Bowen in The Whitsundays, the region off of Papua New Guinea with its gorgeous landscape and reefs serving as the backdrop for the character’s thrilling fight for survival against nature’s ultimate predator.
Andrew Traucki said, “I’m thrilled The Reef: Stalked is in production and back to Bowen where we shot parts of The Reef eleven years ago! As a lover of survival tales, there is nothing I enjoy more than storytelling that pits humans against nature and asks the question ‘how would I survive?’. In this genre, there’s nothing scarier to the audience than encountering an apex predator, one of the sea’s most magnificent creatures, the great white shark.”
The voracious appetite for genre thrillers has Thrills & Spills producing partners Michael Robertson and Neal Kingston on their toes and happy to keep audiences well fed. “We’re excited to be filming The Reef: Stalked in the same week Great White hits the cinemas in Australia and with our new partnership with Filmology Finance, we plan to bring many more thrills to the theatres and the fans.”
Neal Kingston, Michael Robertson, and Jack Christian produce along with Thrills & Spills and is financed by Filmology Finance, with world sales (excluding Australia/New Zealand) handled by AMP International. The film is slated for release in 2022.
Here’s a look back at the trailer for The Reef. If you missed it or want to watch it again you can find it streaming on Amazon Prime and YouTube, or watch it free on Tubi.
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