A sequel is on the way for Aussie shark survival-thriller The Reef.
Andrew Traucki, writer and director of the 2010 original film, is set to return in the same capicity for the follow-up, titled The Reef: Stalked. The film is in pre-production, according to film funding and packaging body Alliance Media Partners, and is being lined up for a 2021 release.
The first film starred Damian Walshe-Howling, Gyton Grantley, Adrienne Pickering, Zoe Naylor and Kieran Darcy-Smith and followed the crew of a capsized sailboat along the Great Barrier Reef as they attempt to survive the blood-thirsty great white shark hunting them down.
The sequel’s synopsis is as follows:
In an effort to heal after witnessing her sister’s horrific murder, Nic, her sister Annie and two close friends travel to a remote Pacific island for a kayaking and diving adventure. Only hours into their expedition, the women are stalked and then attacked by a massive Great White Shark. To survive the women will need to band together, and Nic will have to overcome her post-traumatic stress, face her fears and slay a monster.
The 2010 film was generally well received by critics (80% on Rotten Tomatoes, for example) and stood out among most shark thrillers for mostly using footage of real sharks as opposed to primarily special effects.
Here’s the trailer for the first film and you can find one of the first promo posters for the announced sequel beneath it.