Stop us when this sounds familiar. The locals shopping in a small town supermarket are terrorized by a madmen...when the market, which happens to be underground, is hit by a tsunami, trapping everyone in side with their captor...and a great white shark or two. Yeah, that last one got ya', didn't it?
Actually, Bait isn't the first 'people trapped in a tsunami-flooded building versus shark' movie. That honor belongs to Malibu Shark Attack, which would have gone up three letter grades had it kept its original title, Goblin Shark Attack. While that gem (not really) had the Syfy channel's seal of approval and starred Peta Wilson, Bait is produced by Australian genre regular Russell Mulcahy (Razorback, Resident Evil: Extinction) and stars Sharni Vinson (who is grrreat in the currently unreleased You're Next), Xavier Samuel (The Loved Ones), and Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck).
Anchor Bay owns the US release rights for this future late-night treasure, and unfortunately they haven't set a release date for it yet. However, we do have an official trailer for the film thanks to B-D. To be fair, it's not the best cut trailer around, but if you're the type of person who smiles at the sheer thought of sharks swimming around in a supermarket, eating people, we're guessing a generic trailer isn't going to hold you back from watching this. Whenever it comes out, that is.
Here's a behind-the-scenes look at the film and its impressive sets and camera rigs (and yes, this did shoot natively in 3D):