It’s been years since Bait 3D first blipped onto my radar – so long ago, in fact, that I was starting to wonder if I’d ever get to see it. The good news is that American audiences will finally get the opportunity to view this crazy-sounding Aussie import. The bad news is that it still doesn’t have an official release date.
THR reports that Anchor Bay has acquired the domestic rights to the film – which features shoppers trapped in an underground supermarket packed with killer sharks and a crazy murderer after a tsunami hits. Really, how could anyone not want to see a movie with this premise? It’s like the writers created the plot by chucking darts at a board – and every toss was a perfect bullseye of awesome.
Even better? The film was co-directed by Russell Mulcahy (along with Kimble Rendall) – the man who gave us not only the excellent killer pig film Razorback, but also the original Highlander. It’s like the stars are aligning or something…
Anchor Bay is excited about the project, with Executive VP of Acquisitions Kevin Kasha saying “Bait in 3D is the ultimate shark thrill ride that will make you think twice about getting back in the water.”
While we doubt it’s going to bump Jaws from its lofty perch as king of the killer shark movies, we’re still hoping Bait 3D turns out as cool and crazy as the premise sounds. We'll let you know when Anchor Bay announces an official release date -- but until then, enjoy this trailer.